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Standing Up To Bullying! Conference

Conference Locations

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About This Conference

Introducing the latest and most relevant international research, the Standing Up To Bullying! Conference, an anti bullying conference, is designed to empower and equip k through 12 school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, as well as other professionals who work with children, with a variety of hands-on skills, tools, techniques, and interventions that could be utilized by all school staff to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. These tools can be used as a standalone or in conjunction with any existing school bullying/violence prevention program.

Participants will learn:

  • The latest international research and statistics on school bullying and violence
  • The characteristics and risk factors of bullies, victims, and bystanders
  • The nature and characteristics of cyberbullying
  • The psychology and potential consequences of bullying
  • Warning signs of suicide, school shooters, and mass homicide
  • How to empower victims of bullying
  • School bullying and violence prevention strategies in various school settings (Immediate and long-term)
  • Classroom behavior management techniques
  • Non Physical de-escalation techniques, and
  • Self-defense techniques

Who should attend this conference?

This anti bullying conference is extremely beneficial to educators, school administrators, school social workers, school psychologists, law enforcement/resource officers, and any other professionals who work with children.

About the Speaker

Mark Lakewood, MSW, CEO of Building Strong Families National Seminars, is a distinguished bullying prevention expert, researcher, author, and national speaker with decades of clinical experience as a mental health therapist. Prior to establishing his own private practice, he was employed at medical/psychiatric hospitals and clinics, and a family preservation agency. Mr. Lakewood has an extensive history providing mental health therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. He worked extensively in the k-12 school setting both as a school social worker and as a school-based mental health clinician. Mr. Lakewood provided consultation and professional development staff training to numerous school administrators and educators as well as clinical services to students and their families on issues of bullying and behavior management. He has and continues to conduct extensive research regarding school bullying/violence and youth aggression.

What is the conference fee?

*The group discounts only apply to groups that register at the same time.

We use PayPal to process online payments. You do not need a PayPal account to make an online payment. All major credit/debit cards and personal/business checks are accepted. School purchase orders are also accepted.

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What Educators have said

"The practical "hands-on", real world techniques and skills presented were excellent and really usable at the classroom/school level. I thought is very well presented and liked the interactive setup that allowed for input and immediate feedback as well. The speaker did a wonderful job in educating and informing and also avoiding that "talk down personae" He was truly prepared and a knowledgeable scholar. I benefited greatly from this conference and am so appreciative to have been included in its presentation today. i will certainly recommend it to others in need of additional resources to deal with these pressing issues."

Educator, North Carolina

"Relaxed and comfortable format regarding asking questions as we went along. Interesting and informative. I enjoyed this conference. Best conference I have been to in a long time."

Educator, Colorado

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