This session will cover critical issues facing schools when dealing with bullying, cyberbullying and harassment. Participants will be presented with overview of how these behaviors can impact the social environment of the school, student attendance and academic performance. Research-based prevention and intervention approaches will be presented in a “nuts and bolts” format. Attendees will be able to follow and implement five planning steps to improve school climate, attendance and academic achievement by reducing bullying, cyberbullying, harassment and hate motivated behaviors. This highly interactive workshop is a blend of lecture and small group discussion. School site teams will be able to immediately begin planning and implementation at their schools. The model presented will enable schools to build a comprehensive safe school plan pursuant to California Education Code 32280. The session will include a legislative update including new requirements effective July 01, 2012 mandated by AB 9 and AB 1156. The update will include compliance checklists and critical discussion on new requirements and revisions to Education Codes. Participants will be provided with the Bullying Prevention Documentation, Assessment and Planning Guide, PowerPoint presentation and sample action plans.
Note: The model presented will support schools that are implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, PBIS and other bullying prevention and intervention approaches by building a strong systematic approach with solid classroom, whole school, counseling and administrative approaches.