International Bullying Prevention Conference San Diego
8:00 am - 4:00 pmOlweus Day
$95 fee. Olweus trainers only. Each year, certified OBPP Trainers-Consultants gather to network, to share experiences from their work, hear OBPP updates and review new tools and research. Program updates and research will be reviewed and discussed along with works of other invited guests. You must be a certified OBPP trainer/consultant to attend this session. (Lunch on your own, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmBullying Prevention Best Practices
Kathleen Lockard, Olweus techinical assistant consultant, private practice
Rodger Dinwiddie, CEO, STARS Nashville
$65 fee. Preregistered only. Following definitions of bullying and cyberbullying, participants will learn specific techniques and strategies that will help them develop a better understanding of offline and online bullying behavior. They will review research-based best practices and learn practical guidelines for implementing a whole-school approach to preventing peer abuse. Participants will also discuss myths about bullying, ways to acknowledge positive behavior, and to empower bystanders to help targets of bullying
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmHELP! My Child is Being Bullied
Mary Dolan, Bullying Prevention Consultant, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office for Safe Schools
Karla Joyce-Good, Coordinator, Community Outreach Initiatives, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
$65 fee. Parents are often left feeling frustrated and helpless when their child experiences an unresolved bullying situation. In the 2017-2018 school year, over 300 calls came directly into the PA Department of Education and the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line to seek assistance adn understand options. The consultation services provide a high level of experise and support on specific intervention strategies to put an end to the bullying and to keep the child safe.
2:00 pm - 7:00 pmConference Registration Open
Registration is open for all conference participants. Come early and avoid the lines!
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPOSTER SESSIONS
Lindy Ryan, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute
Małgorzata Wójcik, Assistant Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Stephanie Carpenter, Founder, Through the Mind into the Heart
Casey McQuillen, Singer/Songwriter, The You Matter Tour
Cristy Clouse, Vice President of Innovation, CalTAC-PBIS trainer and consultant, California Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
James Brown, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
Gabriella Kulcsár, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Pécs, Hungary
Emily Schafer, MA, Graduate Research Assistant, Clemson University
Amy Coren, Assistant Teaching Professor, Florida State University
Jeff Collins, Vice President, After School
Matt Soeth, Co-Founder, #iCANHELP
Ashley Doane, Associate Professor, Chowan University
Justin Bucchio, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Sadia Musharraf, Researcher, College of Education, University of Arizona
Nicolette Granata, Communications Coordinator , International Bullying Prevention Association

1.) From Insight to Action: Visualizing Cyberbullying Behaviors, Lindy Ryan

2.) Discrepancies in Bullying Data, Stephanie Carpenter

3.) Expect Respect: Bullying Prevention in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Cristy Clouse

4.) The You Matter Tour, “Best Assembly of the Year!”, Casey McQuillen

5.) Predictive Factors of Cyber and Traditional Bullying, Emily Schafer

6.) Mediators of Negative Outcomes associated with Bullying Victimization among Rural Youth, Emily Schafer

7.) Comparing Outcomes between Traditional and Cyberbullying Victimization, Matthew Hudson-Flege

8.) Chasing the Wind: Principals Pursuing Reports of Bullying, James Brown

9.) Bullying in School. Peer Pressure and Classroom Status Hierarchy. Malgorzata Wojcik

10.) Principals' perspectives on bullying, cyberbullying as well as other youth disturbances and the obstacles of prevention in Hungarian schools, Dr. Gabriella Kulcsar

11.) Risk Factors in Bullying: Examining the relationship between youth disturbances and bullying/victimization, Dr. Amy E. Coren

12.) How to Effectively Manage Cyberbullying Incidents with Collaboration: An Interactive Session, Matt Soeth and Jeff Collins

13.) Bystanders Against Cyberbullying: An Intervention Program, Ashley Doane

14.) LGBT Youth in Foster Care, Justin Bucchio

15.) Significance of self-efficacy for interventions against negative consequences of Cyber victimization, Sadia Musharraf

16.) Children’s Concepts of Disability and Norm Violation, Nicolette Granata

CEs are not available for this session.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pmExhibit Hall Reception
Visit our exhibitors, connect with other attendees and many of our presenters while enjoying some amazing food.

6:15 am - 7:00 amSunrise Yoga on Bayview Lawn
Kim DeMoss, Founder, Project Mindful Movement
8:00 am - 9:30 amThe Price of Shame - 1.5 CE's
Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist, Public Speaker and Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Monica Lewinsky will ask us to be advocates and allies for those who are targets of our culture of shame. Her story inspires those working with students whose lives have been changed through unfortunate social media posts. Looking at how our youth pay a public price for their private actions, Lewinsky points to our culture’s radical lack of empathy. She advocates for a safer and more compassionate social media environment, drawing from her unique experiences. This will be a powerful and memorable keynote address you will not want to miss.  Please no recording during this Keynote.
9:30 am - 10:00 amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
Hot Coffee is being served in the exhibit hall!
10:00 am - 11:15 am1A. Student led: Move2Stand Program
Eric Johnson, Vice President of Youth Development, STARS Nasvhille
Student Presenters: Mackenzie Dillard, Meg Chambers, Lexy Swager, Connor Covington, Alicia Georgiou, Sam Culver, Addi Baynes, Justin Riley, Brandon Jones, and Lillian Hoskins

Move2Stand is an interactive training program of STARS that challenges students to examine their attitude towards bullying. Students from Nashville schools will present this session that will get you out of your seat and inspired to take back tools and strategies to your school or community.

CEs are not available for this session.
10:00 am - 11:15 am1B. (1) School-specific multi-level and contextual preventions strategies – from fixed programs to ‘Smorgasbord’
Magnus Loftsson, Certified Psychologist, Head of Research and Development, Friends
What is the next step in bullying prevention? What does it take to end bullying? Based on Friends vision: "A world where no child is exposed to bullying", developing the most comprehensive and effective anti-bullying intervention becomes crucial. Questioning the "set-menu” or ”one size fits all” ideas of anti-bullying programs, could provide more space for policy and legal interventions, national or local social marketing campaigns, multi-agent whole community approaches and school-specific contextual prevention strategies. Mobilization of resources where the bullying-problem becomes a compelling investment case paired with a global movement for multi-disciplinary research-based practice, might be the game changer for ending bullying.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
10:00 am - 11:15 am1B. (3) Bullying in sub-Saharan Africa
Michael Kyobe, Professor, University of Cape Town
This session presents our research on bullying in schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to create understanding of the nature of this aggression within different cultural settings, the risks involved in using different technologies in bullying and the dangers of neglecting mobile bullying in rural schools. We also discuss how female mobile bully-victim behaviour evolves. Finally, we examine the implications of our findings for policy development and the criminal justice systems in the developing countries
10:00 am - 11:15 am1C. Practical Social-Emotional Learning Strategies to Reduce Adolescent Bullying - 1.25 CE's
Matt Pearsall, Senior Educational Designer, Committee for Children
Bullying is a pervasive problem among adolescents, but many of the most successful prevention strategies used with younger children just don’t work with tweens and teens. Don’t despair! In this session we will explore what bullying looks like among adolescents and how a focus on social-emotional learning creates a safe and supportive environment, strong adult-adolescent relationships, and reduces online and real-world bullying and conflict.
10:00 am - 11:15 am1D. Promising Practices: Bullying and Students with Disabilities - 1.25 CE's
Jody Manning, Director, PACER's Parent Training and Information Center, PACER Center
Studies have found that children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers. This session is presented by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER has a long history of advocating on behalf of children with disabilities. Topics to include laws and policies designed to protect children, methods to build self-advocacy, supporting positive peer interaction, and available resources designed by PACER to address bullying of children with disabilities.
10:00 am - 11:15 am1E. Digital Dating Abuse, Sextortion, and Intimate Partner Bullying - 1.25 CE's
Sameer Hinduja, PhD, Co-Director and Professor, Cyberbullying Research Center, Florida Atlantic University
Educators are increasingly facing issues at the intersection of teens, technology, and romantic relationships, and are clamoring for research-based best practices in this area. Questions answered include the following: Should we teach abstinence or "safe sexting"? How should those instructive messages be conveyed? Is that even possible given the reality of sextortion among youth? How do we discuss inappropriate dating relationships marked by power and control online, and the potential for abuse in the future?
10:00 am - 11:15 am1F. Addressing School Safety and Bullying Through Hot Spot Mapping - 1.25 CE's
Danielle Tuft, Sexual Violence Prevention Program Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Hot spot mapping is a data driven strategy that supports schools by identifying safe and unsafe spaces through authentic youth engagement. This process can be used to develop or strengthen school-wide programming, practices, and policies that promote a positive school climate and increase school connectedness and connections to caring adults for young people. This session will provide the knowledge and tools to use this strategy to prevent bullying and other forms of violence in schools.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pmLunch on your own
Local food trucks will be just outside our meeting space, enjoy a fun lunch sampling local fare and take in the beautiful San Diego Bay.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2A. Student led: Empowering Students to Create Positive Change - Sponsored by Sprigeo
Julie McGarry, Project Manager, High School Initiatives, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Student Presenters: Rachel Gallegos, Amanda Flores, Ben Hale, Kennedy Dirkes, Megan Collantes, Rwzan Adwer

This session will highlight the ways in which inspirED is engaging students to create safe, inclusive schools by create positive school climate change. Participants will hear directly from a panel of student leaders about what it takes to create a vision for a kinder, more inclusive and empathetic school community. Through students sharing stories and experiences, we can unite our work and empower school professionals to advocate and develop data driven solutions for their needs.

CEs are not available for this session. SPONSORED BY SPRIGEO
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2B (1) Macro Sick of Microaggressions Online
Lindy Ryan, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute
Enough with online harassment, threats, and intimidation. It's time to take cyberbullying abuse seriously—and its time to get everyone involved. This insightful, actionable session shows how researchers at Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute are working alongside their local school districts to uncover patterns and trends in their communities to put cyberbullying prevention to work, and—more importantly—how to give students the resources they need (and want) to lead the charge against online bullies.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2B. (2) Ending cyberbullying before it begins
Nicholas Carlisle, Founder and President, No Bully
Without preparation for how to treat others and protect themselves in an age of interconnectivity, we put them at risk of bullying, and becoming the target of bullying and hate. The Power of Zero began at IBPA 2016 and is now a collaborative global campaign to prepare young children to use their power well in a digital world.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2B. (3) Digital Wisdom: Practical, Proven Ways Educators Can Role Model Appropriate Online Behavior
Sue Scheff, Author, Parent and Family Cyber-Safety Advocate
We are facing a crisis where people from all walks of life are in jeopardy of losing their jobs, risking college acceptances/scholarships and even relationships due to careless online posts. Educators are probably one of the most vulnerable. Why? Because we are constantly being scrutinized not only by our audience (students) but by their parents and the community. We are held to a higher standard, especially when it comes to reputation-damaging online behavior.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2C. School Climate and Bullying: Empowering Youth as Change Agents - 1.25 CE's
Rick Phillips, Founder and Consultant, Community Matters
Diana Curtin, Executive Director, Community Matters
Students have tremendous power and influence in setting the social norms on campus. This presentation highlights the effectiveness of empowering bystanders to influence social norms, especially those of mistreatment, harassment, bullying and cyber bullying.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2D. Bullying In Sports: Identifying The Injuries We Don't See - 1.25 CE's
Randy Nathan, President, Project NextGen
This workshop provides an increased awareness on bullying and the various types of behavior including hazing that is often associated within sports. The presentation identifies the types of bullies (Bully Coach, Bully Parent & Bully Player), identifies warning signs of being bullied and/or aggressive behavior, lists effective strategies for dealing with conflict and prejudice, and encourages coaches to empower players to become “Upstanders” and leaders in their school community.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2E. The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys - 1.25 CE's
Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Speaker and Educator, America & MOORE, LLC
This workshop will introduce The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys, which was created to support White women to engage in concentrated, focused inquiry around their relationships with Black male students and the impact on those relationships of race and racism. The Guide and the workshop support White teachers in their search for opportunities of personal growth as educators and the academic achievement of their Black male students.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm2F. How understanding the social-emotional learning needs of individuals with learning disabilities can enhance bullying prevention efforts - 1.25 CE's
Susan Zelinski, Research Associate, National School Climate Center
Christian Villenas, Director of Research, National School Climate Center
Research supports the implementation of social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum as effective in bullying prevention, but efforts thus far have been focused on neuro-typical students. This session will illuminate how tailoring SEL initiatives to accommodate different learning styles as part of broader school climate improvement efforts can aid schools in strengthening bullying prevention efforts.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmLight Exercise (15 minutes) on Bayview Lawn (weather permitting)
Kim DeMoss, Founder, Project Mindful Movement
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3A. Student led: Youth Solution Makers
Cari Zawodny, Spirit of Youth, Anchorage Youth Vote, and Story Works Alaska
Students from Spirit of Youth, Spirit of Youth
Students from Anchorage Youth Vote, League of Women Voters of Anchorage
Students from Story Works Alaska’s Youth Team, Story Works Alaska
Student Presenters: Ethan Zawodny, Jasmine Carter, Olive Spohnholz Johnson, and Anna Wen

In this student-led workshop, attendees will learn strategies to create positive and meaningful youth/adult connections from a student perspective, understand the practical importance of peer-to-peer engagement, and value youth as solution makers in their schools and communities. Through anecdote and evidence, discussion and idea sharing, these high school and early college students will show you what can happen when youth take the lead and create solutions they believe in.

CEs are not available for this session.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3B. (1) Stop Bullying Before it Starts: Giving Kids a Voice
Victoria Rideout, President, VJR Consulting/Cartoon Network
This session will discuss findings from a nationally-representative survey of 9- to 11-year-olds about their experiences with and attitudes about bullying, including what they say they need most from adults. The talk will explore children’s values and priorities, and how those relate to their behaviors, and will ask whether we adults are modeling good behavior. The presentation will share children’s stories of kindness and compassion, including reaching out across differences to help one another.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3B. (2) What can go wrong when you do everything “right” in bullying prevention
Suzanne Greenfield, Director of the Citywide Bullying Prevention Program, DC Office of Human Rights
The presentation will highlight Washington DC's approach to bullying prevention and will raise important questions about how we frame our bullying prevention approaches, how we translate research to practice, and the need to focus beyond what bullying prevention approaches work, to how bullying prevention is implemented in diverse environments. The presentation aims to begin a dialogue about these issues for which there are no easy solutions.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3B. (3) Conceptual Framework of Bullying Victimization and Resiliency
Jenny Mischel, Conceptual Framework of Bullying Victimization and Resiliency, George Mason University
The conceptual framework was developed to help explain the potential process of bullying victimization with the hope of overcoming detrimental outcomes and repetition. The framework explains how individuals process the experience, particular coping strategies employed, and self-efficacy beliefs in ability to execute strategies. This process helps identify why individuals repeat the cycle of victimization, or are able to achieve resiliency. The subthemes this framework addresses are bullying, cyberbullying/ digital citizenship, mental health, and prevention/intervention strategies.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3C. Supporting and Safeguarding Immigrant Students and Families - 1.25 CE's
Kelsey Greenberg Young, Assistant Education Director, Anti-Defamation League
Monica Bauer, Director of Hispanic Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
With the fate of many immigrants and their families currently hanging in the balance, this session provides educators with clarity and background information on historic and contemporary policies that affect a huge proportion of students in U.S. schools. This session also provides guidance on how schools can support student and families who are immigrants, foster an inclusive and safe school climate through proactive measures and effectively address anti-immigrant bias and bullying.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3D. Surviving or Thriving? The Intentional Practice of Workplace Wellness - 1.25 CE's
Ron Hertel, Program Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
With pressures and increasing demands of the workplace, fostering resilience & the practice of professional wellness often takes a back seat. This workshop addresses the importance of these coping strategies and their connection to workplace success. Participants will review current methods for managing career stress and explore the eight areas of wellness that are key to fostering resilience. In addition, they will create an individualized plan to support their continued professional and personal growth.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3E. Bullying Prevention and Online Safety on Facebook - 1.25 CE's
Nicole Sanders-Abbott, Safety Policy Programs Associate Manager, Facebook
Facebook considers safety its most important responsibility. Attend this workshop to learn all about Facebook’s approach to online safety and the policies, tools, programs and resources Facebook provides so you can prevent bullying as well as control your online safety.
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm3F. An innovative, multi-tier approach to promoting and sustaining healthy schools - 1.25 CE's
Charisse Nixon, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Mary Baird, Mentor Coordinator, Penn State Behrend
Building positive youth development through effective mentoring - A collaborative partnership between local schools, the college community, and the community at large Recent research has challenged the field of bullying to look beyond isolated behaviors/individuals and instead, to the greater school culture in an effort to develop and sustain healthy schools. Students are part of a multi-tier system and as such, so must our prevention and intervention efforts. Supported by evidence from recent research, this workshop will focus on providing participants with an innovative, strengths-based approach to address bullying prevention efforts at the school level.

6:15 am - 7:00 amSunrise Yoga on Bayview Lawn
Kim DeMoss, Founder, Project Mindful Movement
8:00 am - 9:15 am4A. Student led: Baffle Away Bullying! Interactive Stage Play: Learn Life Skills to Help You Build Resilience and Manage Encounters with Anyone Who Mistreats You
Theatre of Peace, Youth Bullying Awareness Acting Troupe, Act Like You Matter
Amy Jones Anichini, Founder & President, Act Like You Matter
Student Presenters:  Eli Dilbeck, David Coffey, Brendan Dallaire, Carly Walton, Chase Anichini, Francesca Fong, Lexie Maltzman, and Makena Summers.

Empower yourself! In this fun, student-led, interactive stage play, you’ll learn prevention and intervention strategies to help you, your students, or your children overcome and combat bullying and improve resilience. Participants will leave equipped to teach tools simple enough for Kindergarteners, yet relevant to any age - specifically, how to: (1) Stomach breathe to remain calm; (2) Focus on what makes you happy; and (3) Interact in ways that deflect attempts at bullying. Includes Q&A.

CEs are not available for this session.
8:00 am - 9:15 am4B. Adverse Childhood Experiences - 1.25 CE's
Sally Kuykendall, Professor, Saint Joseph's University
Maria DiGiorgio McColgan, Associate Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
This session explores the scientific discovery, definitions, and health implications of adverse childhood experiences including bullying. Integrating trauma informed care into bullying prevention programs for both the bully and the victim may impact long-term health and wellness.
8:00 am - 9:15 am4C. Weaving LGBTQIA into Culturally Competent Curriculum--The Make-It/Take it - 1.25 CE's
Michael Rabin, Project Resource Teacher, Youth and Family Advocacy, San Diego Unified School District
Learn to promote and embrace equity through text (even when your district is in beginning implementation phases) that allow LGBTQIA students to accurately see themselves reflected in the curriculum. Teacher-tested methods for infusing LGBTQIA-affirming content into pre-existing curricular framework. Review and practice recognizing and “mining” useful books for framing LGBTQIA inclusion and discussion around broader themes of affirmation, advocacy, and empathy. Turn EVERY BOOK into an opportunity! Hands-on, make-it/take-it. Teachers and all education stakeholders welcome.
8:00 am - 9:15 am4D. Integrating Bullying Prevention and Positive Behavior Interventions to Promote School Safety - 1.25 CE's
Susan Limber, PhD, Professor, Clemson University
Jane Riese, Associate Director, Safe & Humane Schools, Clemson University
Matthew Hudson-Flege, Research Assistant Professor, Clemson University
While many schools have successfully implemented specific programs to address bullying, such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), or broader school behavioral issues, such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), there have been national calls to integrate school interventions in order to address the shortcomings or limitations of each “stand alone” program. This workshop will describe the development, implementation, and early research findings of an integrated OBPP/PBIS program in South Carolina.
8:00 am - 9:15 am
8:00 am - 9:15 am4F. Bullying and Suicide: A Better Understanding - 1.25 CE's
Nancy Buyle, School Safety/Student Assistance Consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District
Too many times we hear “he was bullied to death” or “bullying caused her suicide”. Learn about the complex relationship between bullying and suicidal behavior. This session will focus on research that has been done to help us understand that bullying is a risk factor for suicide, it does not cause it. Learn about circumstances and outcomes to make better decisions about what actions to take to prevent bullying and behaviors related to suicide.
8:45 am - 9:45 am
9:15 am - 9:45 amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
9:45 am - 11:00 am5A. Student led: Youth Voices: engaging young people to tackle bullying on and offline
Alex Holmes, Deputy CEO, The Diana Award

This workshop will look at some of the challenges young people face online and offline, in particular when it comes to bullying and abusive behaviour. The workshop will feature professionals, young people, as well as tech company representatives who have been part of supporting peer-led Anti-Bullying work and improvements in safety.

After short presentations an interactive Q and A session will take place giving attendees the opportunity to participate in a rich and engaging discussion with the panel.

Co-Presenter: Annie Mullins, Yubo
Student Presenter: Emily Wolman, Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassador

CEs are not available for this session.

9:45 am - 11:00 am5B. Superhero Therapy - 1.25 CE's
Janina Scarlet, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Superhero Therapy
Superhero Therapy workshop will focus on empowering those who had experienced bullying and mental health struggles. The presenter, Dr. Janina Scarlet, is a trauma and bullying survivor who focuses on using pop culture to help other survivors in finding strength and developing posttraumatic growth. This workshop will focus on assisting teachers, administrators, and mental health professionals in helping bullying survivors to become their own versions of a superhero in real life (IRL).
9:45 am - 11:00 am5C. Bullying as a Traumatic Event: Using Trauma-Informed Practice to Enhance Bullying Prevention Efforts - 1.25 CE's
Julie McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD, Student Safety and Well-Being Consultant, Oakland Schools
Successful bullying prevention programs require comprehensive systemic efforts to ensure effectiveness. However, a bullying situation is more than a systems problem; it makes an impact on individuals. The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children describes “trauma” as any real or perceived experience leaving a person feeling helpless and fearing for life. Using that definition, bullying is a traumatic event. This session explores the promise of trauma-informed practice at both system and individual levels.
9:45 am - 11:00 am5D. Integrating restorative physiological practices with socio-emotional learning interventions: impact on self-regulation and potential applications for bullying prevention - 1.25 CE's
Elan Gepner-Dales, Executive Director, YES! For Schools
Dara Ghahremani, Associate Research Faculty, UCLA
Participants will learn of links between emotion regulation difficulties and bullying, and studies showing impact of combining SEL content with physiologically-restoring interventions, such as restorative breathing techniques, on emotion regulation. The potential for such integrative programs to improve school climate by bringing emotional balance to students and adults in the school community will be discussed. Participants will experience examples of impactful breathing techniques and SEL processes that promote a sense of belongingness and social connection
9:45 am - 11:00 am5E. Project Mindful Movement, Creating a Culture of Mindfulness in the Classroom - 1.25 CE's
Kim DeMoss, Founder, Project Mindful Movement
This interactive session will present training techniques to learn how to apply mindful movement practices in a classroom setting. Mindfulness and yoga-based movement has been shown to help students learn to focus, decrease stress responses, and improve cognitive functioning such as emotional regulation, mood and physical health. Participants will learn how to help children and youth connect their bodies and minds through games, yoga-based movements, breath exercises and mindfulness based practices.
9:45 am - 11:00 am5F. The Arizona-Kansai Cyberbullying Prevention Project - 1.25 CE's
Dr. Sheri Bauman, Professor, College of Education, University of Arizona
Sarah Johnson, Administrative Assistant, Kansai-Arizona Cyberbullying Project
Kaito Abe, Internet Security Advisor Support Staff, Kyoto Police Department
This presentation will describe a unique international project in which high school students from a province in Japan and from a high school in Arizona collaborated to create strategies to combat cyberbullying that could be adopted in both cultures. Ben’s Bells, a Tucson non-profit devoted to kindness education, was the inspiration for the Arizona students’ work. Teams visited the other country to inform their collaborative effort.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 12:30 pmTimes are Changing: Are you Ready? - 1.0 CE's
Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Speaker and Educator, America & MOORE, LLC
This interactive, informational, challenging and energetic session examines and explores issues of diversity, privilege, oppression and leadership and challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. We all have an excellent opportunity to be positive role models, powerful decision makers, and effective agents of change, if we have the tools. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Are we making any progress?
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch on your own
Local food trucks will be just outside our meeting space, enjoy a fun lunch sampling local fare and take in the beautiful San Diego Bay.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm6A. Cyberbullying: Perspectives on Current Research and Best Practices - 2.0 CE's
Patricia Agatston, PhD, Counselor/Consultant, Prevention/Intervention Center
Cyberbullying: Perspectives on Current Research and Promising Approaches for Prevention and Response. Research on cyberbullying has increased dramatically in recent years. In this presentation, Drs. Patti Agatston will highlight the latest research to synthesize what we know and what we don’t know about the nature and prevalence of cyberbullying, prevention and intervention programming and strategies, and useful resources for school personnel, community organizations, parents and youth.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm6B. Creating a Culture of Compassion -- Sponsored by Chicken Soup for the Soul - 2.0 CE's
Alex Kajitani, Author and Speaker, Chicken Soup for the Soul
From the classroom to the boardroom, creating a culture of compassion is essential to the success of every student, teacher and administrator. Join one of the country’s top teachers for a bold and honest look at why some schools and organizations flounder, while others thrive. Weaving in recent research with effective teaching techniques and stories of triumphs and failures, you will return to your school or district with strategies that work.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm6C. The How, What, and Why of Happiness: The Science of Kindness and Gratitude Interventions Aimed at Increasing Well-Being - 2.0 CE's
Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor & Vice Chair of Psychology, University of California Riverside
Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy youth and adults have more friends, are healthier, and are more creative and productive. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. In this presentation, I will describe brand new research on the “how” of happiness—that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work “best” and how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals.