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Bullying prevention program at Shepherd set for May 19

April 20, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University and the Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education will host a workshop, "Bullying Prevention: Making Our Schools a Safe Place to Learn," for middle and secondary educators, administrators, social workers, parents and the community. The event is Saturday, May 19.   

 The workshop will feature Dorothy Espelage, a professor of child development in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research has been featured on the Discovery Channel, "Good Morning America," PBS specials, and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Attendees will learn how to identify bullying behavior and its causes and their impact on children, families, schools, and organizations. They will also explore how cyberbullying operates differently from the traditional bullying dynamic. The workshop will focus on how bullying is directed at GLBT and special-needs children and will present strategies to stop bullying and create a more welcoming school environment for all learners.

Registration is required and space is limited. The cost is $114 for teachers to receive 3 credit graduate-level education/professional development credits; $228 for inclusive (6 credit-level EDPD credits), and $40 for others. To register, go to www.shepherd.edu/graduate-studies/bullying.

For more information, contact Beard at 304-876-5313 or sbeard@shepherd.edu.

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