Proven Bullying Prevention Strategies Part 1: Saving Lives…Taking Back Schools
Friday February 17, 2012
Middle school bullying behavior has been identified as one of the most critical factor in student learning, absenteeism and depression. Both the American School Health Association and the Children’s Health Education Center of Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee are committed to reducing bullying in schools across the nation as a means to increase academic success.
Together, these organizations present this webinar featuring Kevin Jennings, CEO of Be the Change, and former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, who was head of the department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 2009-2011.
Mr. Jennings will be joined by Dr. Susan Limber, professor of psychology at Clemson University, Bridget Clementi, director of community health at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Dr. Richard Schafer, development, research and evaluation manager at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
The panelists will provide participants with the critical components, implementation strategies, evaluation and research components and results of an effective bullying prevention program that will meet school needs and state requirements.
The webinar is approved for CHES credits and Pennsylvania Nursing Credits.
Kevin Jennings is the CEO of Be the Change, a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns on pressing problems in American society. ServiceNation, the first campaign launched from Be the Change, Inc.'s platform, helped to achieve the strongly bi-partisan Kennedy Serve America Act -- the greatest expansion of national service in our country in 60 years. Opportunity Nation, their second campaign launched in 2011, promotes thoughtful, practical and bi-partisan solutions to increase opportunity and economic mobility in America.
Susan Limber, PhD., MLS, is the Dan Olweus Distinguished Professor at the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University.
Sue is a developmental psychologist also holds a Masters of Legal Studies. Dr. Limber’s research and writing have focused on legal and psychological issues related to bullying among children. She oversees dissemination of the Olweus program in the United States. Since 2001, she has provided consultation to the National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has published numerous articles and books on the topic of bullying.
Bridget Clementi, Director Community Health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Ms. Clementi provides direction and vision for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s community-based programs and initiatives around health education, injury prevention, school nursing and population health. Under her leadership, her team continues to develop and deliver dynamic, engaging health education and safety programs to communities throughout Wisconsin, reaching tens of thousands of children, students, teachers, parents and caregivers annually.