Sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education
A project under the School of Social Welfare's Center for Children & Families

Schedule of Events

For Higher Education Scholars and Researchers (Registration: $40 + $3 fee)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kick-Off Happy Hour Event (hors d’oeuvres and drinks included)

Friday, September 19, 2014 (breakfast and lunch provided)

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:
Patricia H. Hawley, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Psychology & Leadership, Texas Tech University
Articulating Theory underlying Bullying Interventions: Contributions from Social Psychology

Breakout Sessions to follow:

  • Shelley Hymel, Ph.D., Examining Group Processes underlying Bullying: Implications for Intervention
  • Jamie M. Ostrov, Ph.D., Aggression and Bullying Behaviors among Young Children: Implications for Early Prevention and Intervention Strategies
  • Karin Frey, Ph.D., Revenge is seductive, if not sweet: Why friends matter for prevention effort

Closing remarks during lunch (meal provided)

NOTE: Attendees are also welcome to stay for the afternoon activities.


For Kansas K-12 Educators, Administrators, and Community professionals (Registration: Free)

Earn 3 CEUs for social work and three hours of continuing education for psychologists (intermediate level) from this event.*

Friday, September 19, 2014

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:
Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D., Edward William Gutgsell & Jane Marr Gutgsell, Endowed Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Translating Current Empirical Evidence into School-Based Prevention and Intervention Practices and Policies

Presentations to follow:

  • Sheri Bauman, Ph.D., Cyberbullying Prevention and Intervention: Recommendations for Educators, Community Professionals, and Parents
  • Eric M. Vernberg, Ph.D., Development and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents involved in Bullying Behavior
  • Anne Williford, Ph.D., The Important Role of Adults in Bullying Intervention: Recommendations for Developing Effective Training Protocols

Happy Hour to follow Friday's final session (light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided)

* Please Note: The KU School of Social Welfare is an approved CEU provider for Kansas Behavioral Sciences and Regulatory Board. However, the final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with each professional state licensing board. Therefore, if you have questions regarding CEUs, please check with the appropriate state licensing board. The University of Kansas Clinical Child Psychology Program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The KU Clinical Child Psychology Program maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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