University at Buffalo hosting conference on approaching and preventing bullying within schools

Posted at 2:11 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 06:42:01-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — As school bullying is on the mind of students and parents throughout Western New York; the University at Buffalo will host a conference on how to tackle bullying within schools.

It's called, “Research-Informed Bullying Preventions: Social-Emotional Learning and School Climate Improvement Approaches,” and it discusses the following subjects:

  • Understanding the types and prevalence of bullying and sexual violence
  • Identifying risk and protective factors associated with involvement in bullying and sexual violence
  • Identifying evidence-based and developmentally-appropriate interventions to prevent bullying and sexual violence.

The seminar will feature a morning keynote presentation from Dorothy Espelage, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Education from the University of North Carolina; along with afternoon breakout sessions based on four topics.

This event takes place on October 22nd, at UB's Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst.

The keynote presention begins at 8 am and the breakout sessions will end at 3 pm.

You can register for the event here. Tickets are $35 for students, and $75 for professionals, with tickets for a group of eight at $550.