International Bullying Prevention Conference San Diego

Pre-Conference Sessions
Monday, November 5

Registration for Pre-Conference Opens at 7:30 am

Day Preconference Session 8:00 am – 4:00 pm $95

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)

Bullying Prevention Best Practices Preconference Session 8:00 am – 12:00 pm $65 – 4.0 CE’s Available

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.

Kathleen Lockard, Olweus technical assistant consultant, is from Afton, Iowa and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience with implementing bullying prevention programs. She was an elementary classroom teacher for over 20 years. She also worked in Green Hills Area Education Agency as their Learning Supports Consultant and Professional Development Coordinator before retiring. Kathy has extensive experience with bullying prevention as well as Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.

Rodger Dinwiddie has been the CEO of Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS-Nashville), an evidenced-based Student Assistance Program as recognized by the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices, since 1986. Prior to joining STARS, Rodger served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization working with juvenile court referrals. He also was a classroom teacher in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for 7 years.

HELP! My Child is Being Bullied Preconference Session 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm $65 - 4.0 CE’s Available

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 and understand options. The consultation services provide a high level of expertise and support on specific intervention strategies to put an end to the bullying and to keep the child.

Karla Joyce-Good, L.S.W., is the Director of Community Outreach Initiatives for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She oversees the development of professional enrichment opportunities for educators and mental health professionals. Karla serves as Bullying Prevention Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and provides services for the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line. Karla is a certified Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and a certified GLSEN Facilitator.

Mary Dolan currently serves as the Bullying Prevention Consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools. She comes to this position with experience as a state-level Safe Schools Coordinator and public school counselor. She authored the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Support Plan and coordinates the PA Bullying Prevention Partnership. She assisted with the creation and implementation of the PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line and provides support to parents and schools for unresolved bullying situations.