"Strengthening, enhancing, and empowering families, schools, and communities."
"I found the research done on the bullies, victim and bystander from the time of their infancy into adulthood the most useful. It was good to realize that we shouldn't just focus on what is currently taking place but the child's life as a whole. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. I thought it was very informative and helpful. I will definitely be able to apply this new knowledge into my current work with youth. He (Mark Lakewood) did great. He was a very engaging speaker, which I find especially hard to come by in webinars. Honestly, all of the information was useful."
"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."
"Signs and characteristics of both the 'bully' and the 'victim' It is easy to forget that a child who bullies others needs as much love and help as the child who is bullied. Also, finding out some things that can help to empower children was useful. Very interesting, research based, compassionate. Well organized and well informed."
"There were many different aspects I found useful in this conference. First of all, I really appreciated all of the information about characteristics of bullies and those being bullied. I also appreciated receiving useful tools and activities to use with my students in the classroom. Finally, I found useful the opportunity to discuss with other teachers character building programs they use in their school.I really enjoyed the PowerPoint presentation to aid in understanding and ability to take notes. Also, I appreciated the quiz questions to aid in discussion. I thought the speaker was great. I especially liked how the speaker did not put pressure on people to participate if they didn't feel comfortable doing so."
"I found the strategies and the breakouts of bullies and victims sides of the issue were the useful part of this conference. Great information presented. Great presentation. The speaker has a great passion for his work and has obviously researched the material. I found it all useful."
"I found talking about ways to help the bully, victim and bystanders to be the most useful part of this conference. I thought the conference was good and very informative, I think the speaker had a lot of valuable information based on research. The slide presentation was good and handy, since the speaker had to cover a lot of information quickly, it was good to see it in print and know that we could view it again. I found the conference very interesting. Thank you!"
"I found the updated information on the background of a bully useful. I also felt that discussing the bystanders role was very helpful."
"I was actually overwhelmed with the scope of the problem, but what I appreciated most was the approach that instead of "solving" the problem, we equip our young people with life skills to cope with bullying. Initially, it was a bit of information overload, but as I have had time to reflect, I can see how I can incorporate this in many different areas of our school culture. I appreciated the speaker's humor which was a relief on a very heavy topic. "
"I found the guidelines for presentation and education of bullying to be the most useful part of the conference. I also liked the idea of having the students create their own rules for the classroom. The conference was very informative."
"I found the most recent statistics and the information presented validated what we are doing for prevention at our school. The conference was well organized, research-based information - a good overall approach for broad-based prevention. The speaker provided a good delivery - used natural conversational tone and voice - excellent eye contact with audience."
"It is good to learn about stats and different approaches that can be taken from the bully perspective and victim, etc. The conference was excellent. The speaker was very good, enthusiastic, clear, and knowledgeable."
"I found the recommendations for best practices for anti-bullying programs and using distractions as the most useful part of this conference."
"I found the handouts, discussion, research articles, video clips, online info, quick pace, and the slide presentation the most useful. The conference was excellent. The speaker is a very caring person who wants to help kids and schools."
"The do's and don'ts of bullying were helpful. The speaker's background in mental health added to the dynamic of bullying discussions. There was some good ideas and techniques introduced - This was great! The conference was good, laidback and informal. I liked the conversational-based format as opposed to lecture-based. The speaker was friendly, experienced, educated in topic but also brings mental health background which was a great addition."
"I found the breakdown of all aspects of bullying and the statistics the most useful part of the conference. Great information. I will share with other students that I attend school with."
"This conference offered many tools for empowering kids who are bullied. The presenter also discussed support groups and their importance. The conference was excellent and informative - was given many great ideas to implement in our character education program at our school. The presenter was knowledgeable and personable."
"This conference offered elements to use at our schools. New ideas."
"I found the most useful part of this conference included access to tools, links to the bibliography, etc. The presenter reinforced the good things our schools are doing."
"This conference presented all the material I needed to understand more about bullying."
"I felt that the discussion and info about helping victims to be more aware of their own body language, etc. was the most useful part of the conference. I enjoyed the format. The information was constructive. The speaker was informative, friendly, helpful, and generous with materials."
"I felt that the insights into the cause and effects of bullying, strategies to deal with bullies, and the strategies to counsel victims were the most useful part of this conference."
"The discussion on sleep deprivation, victims developing abnormal brains, rewards needing to be based on the child's attention span, and the bus buddy program were the most useful aspects of this conference."
"Strategies to use for victims, bus buddy program, e-book resource, and the de-escalation techniques were the most useful aspects of this conference. The speaker was very well organized and enthusiastic about what he is teaching."
"Identifying symptoms, causes, and warning signs so that we can view our children and events from a different perspective were the most useful part of the conference. This conference also taught real tools and strategies to put in place immediately. The conference was quite valuable and useful."
"The conference was good, very informative. It was helpful in breaking down myths about bullying and honing in on facts and effective techniques. The speaker was very thoughtful and relative."
"I found the facts about bystanders the most useful part of the conference. The conference was well organized and thought out."
"I found the warning signs and bullying prevention strategies the most useful part of the conference. The conference was very good. A lot of info and resources were available. The speaker was well-spoken and offered a lot of information. Covered a large area."
"I found the strategies to prevent bullying very helpful. It gave me ideas that I can use in the classroom to educate my students. I'm impressed by the speaker's knowledge on the topic and that everything was research-based. Overall, the conference was very helpful in my development as a teacher, to help me create a safe and fun environment for my students."
"Really enjoyed learning about some strategies to use in school/classroom."
"The information was useful. There was a ton of information given for all aspects of bullying."
"The most useful part of the conference was the strategies - I will definitely be preparing lessons for students. I feel more adequate to prepare group sessions - Thank you! The speaker was excellent - experience in counseling field was certainly apparent and all the information was useful - I will refer your seminar to other staff."
"The conference was very good - low cost of registration allowed for us to bring a team. The conference helped tremendously with characteristics of bullies and victims."
"I liked the conversations about how to intervene and change agendas. I really liked the notion of teaching students skills to give them confidence. The speaker is well-versed in research. He has great understanding of how to deflect conflict, change agendas, and empower students."
"Great! I like research-based 'proven effective' techniques and info. Very dynamic speaker and helpful. He understood how to answer questions. Excellent Job!!
"I found the most useful part of the conference was the reminder to empower the victims of bullying. I don't know what wasn't useful. More people need to attend this conference. The presenter is knowledgeable and sincere."
"I especially liked the empowerment language and placing emphasis on words and the self-fulfilling prophecy."
"I found the characteristics of those that bully and victims of bullying very helpful. I felt that the issue of bullying was well addressed. The presenter spoke to us. He was very good."
"The presenter is very knowledgeable and able to relate to the audience."
"The presenter is a good trainer and willing to listen."
"What I found the most useful part of the conference is that it addresses what parents and teachers should be doing to address bullying. The presenter is very knowledgeable on the topic of bullying."
"What I found to be the most useful part of the conference was the actual words to use to deescalate bullying. I feel a lot better that the presenter is willing to help our school."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the stats and resources that I can use to help students deal with bullies and bullying."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the research based information, the strategies for assessing victims and bullies, and hearing about issues/things done in private practice. The presenter is informative and kept the audience entertained."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the dialogue with the presenter and the audience."
"Many of the statistics presented were eye-opening and potentially useful for use in my school (to share with staff). The presenter was easy-going, knowledgeable, and had a nice rapport with the audience."
"Everything was research based. A bibliography and PowerPoint presentation were provided. The conference offered a lot of helpful information. The presenter was informed and knowledgeable about the topic."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was learning how to deal with bullying, recognizing the signs with kids that feel like they are a victim, and access to info and where to find it to help victims. The presenter is very knowledgeable about ways of dealing with situations and giving out info on how to help victims of bullying."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was learning about the many different types of bullying behavior. The speaker is very knowledgeable on the subject. He seems to really care about the subject of bullying."
"I thought that most of the bullying techniques presented were useful. The conference was very informative, interesting, and useful."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the strategies of overcoming bullying and the helpful tips. The presenter was very good and very interactive."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the bullying prevention strategies and the school violence prevention. The presenter is very knowledgeable."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the research. I thought that the presenter made everyone very relaxed - very open."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was learning how to recognize and deal with bullying and all of the different types of bullying. A lot of information was presented. The presenter is very knowledgeable about the topic."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the prevention strategies, victims of bullying, bullies, and the quiz questions. The presenter is knowledgeable on the subject."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the ideas to try in school and what leads to aggressive behaviors. The presenter spoke well and had a lot of facts regarding research."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the new up to date research about bullying and the suicide warning signs. The presenter provided good information, especially the websites and the materials."
"Good info to take back and share with teachers. The presenter is great with giving information that is the latest research."
"Wealth of information provided regarding bullying."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the cognitive theory methods and interventions."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the interesting facts from research, suicide info, the mass murderer profile and info on school shooters, and how to tell the difference between bullying and teasing. The presenter is very knowledgeable."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was learning about all of the behaviors that are connected to aggressive behaviors. The presenter is very knowledgeable."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the various prevention programs and specific skills to teach students. The speaker's sense of humor and enthusiasm was appreciated."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was all the prevention strategies. The presenter was enthusiastic and has a lot of knowledge and experience."
"What I found the most useful about this conference was the strategies to combat bullying. Good speaker."
”What I found the most useful about this conference was the prevention programs."
”What I found the most useful about this conference was the website resources."