Merging Research-Based Bullying Prevention and Response Practices with ABR Compliance


Bullying and bias are serious issues that affect student safety, educational environment, and school liability. Schools in New Jersey must meet the dual challenge of complying with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) while also protecting student safety using evidence-based recommended practices for addressing bullying. This presentation focuses on school bullying, ABR and NJ LAD compliance, diversity awareness, strategies for addressing bias in the school environment, and practical solutions for ABR implementation. Participants will learn to distinguish bullying from conflict and social mistakes, to understand the distinction between “classical bullying” and “HIB” as defined by the ABBOR, warning signs of bullying and bullied youth and common mistakes and omissions that can leave students unsafe and districts vulnerable.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Paula Rodriguez Rust. 
Dr. Paula Rodriguez Rust of Spectrum Diversity is a sociologist specializing in bullying and cultural competence. She is known internationally for her original research on gender and sexual orientation diversity. Dr. Rodriguez Rust is a member of the Advisory Group of the NJ Coalition for Bullying Prevention and Awareness and is co-chair of the Board of the Central New Jersey Gay, Lesbian, Straight and Education Network (GLSEN). She is the author of two books and dozens of chapters and articles, has appeared as an expert on the newsmagazine 20/20 and local NJ radio shows, and has been quoted in magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek.

Audience: School Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, Student Assistance Counselors, K-12 Teachers, Anti-Bullying Specialists
Workshop Code: W18034
Dates: Thursday February 1, 2018

From: 9:00 to: 3:00

Cost: $178 OR 7 ETTC Hour(s). For info on membership, call the ETTC.

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust
Location: SRI & ETTC - Meeting Rooms 107A - 109A

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