Attend the Tulsa Bullying Prevention Conference – October 11, 2014
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October is national bullying awareness and prevention month. Educators, parents, and middle and high school students are invited to attend a free one day Bullying Prevention Conference on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Wilson Teaching and Learning Academy in Tulsa.
The Bullying Prevention Conference is brought to you by Tulsa’s Anti-Bullying Collaboration and is sponsored by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. The conference will focus on identifying, preventing, reporting and responding to bullying situations and has been approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as meeting the annual training requirement as outlined in the School Safety and Bullying Prevention Act for school administrators and staff.
The morning keynote address will focus on bullying prevention and will be given by Marc Brackett (Ph.D.) and Dena Simmons (Ed.D) of RULER – Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence – whose aim it is to create positive and safe emotional environments where bullying behaviors can no longer thrive. Stonewall (National Museum & Archives) will present on LGBT bullying related issues and a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) session will be presented on suicide prevention. Additional presentations will focus on identifying, reporting, and responding to bullying situations at school.
This a free conference; however, registration is required. Please RSVP in advance at www.preventbullyingtulsa.org. Registration is limited to 300 attendees. Lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees.
Tulsa’s Anti-Bullying Collaboration is comprised of 26 partners representing local school districts, non-profit, and advocacy agencies. Our mission is to promote a safe, civil, and respectful community by preventing bullying among children, youth, and adults. For more information, contact Steve Hahn at 918-699-0537 or visit www.preventbullyingtulsa.org.