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2017 Creating Safe Schools, Safe Communities
June 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office are sponsoring a “Creating Safe Schools, Safe Communities” Domestic Violence/Bullying Conference on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Wildwood Convention Center (4501 Boardwalk Wildwood, NJ 08260) in conjunction with the Cape May County Working Group on Bullying and Domestic Violence. This event is completely free of charge in efforts of “Creating Safe Schools and Safe Communities.” Professional Development Hours Certificates of Attendance will be available for full day attendance. Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo will be the keynote speaker for this event followed by several breakout sessions.
Our keynote session will discuss this topic:
- Bullying is a significant social issue affecting our children’s quality-of-life.
- Expand your knowledge to enable early detection of the warning signs indicating those who bully and who are risk of being bullied and learn how to make a change.
- To examine personal biases, student sensitivity, and how a negative school climate increases bullying-related issues such as cyber bullying and sexting.
- Lastly to explore intervention and prevention strategies as related to bullying and school climate, school busses and playing fields and online.
Breakout sessions will feature the following topics:
How Bullying Affects Children With Special Needs: “I Just Want A Friend”
- Discuss the Predictors for Bullying,
- Types of bullying associated with Children with Special Needs,
- Student Centered Approach to Bullying and understanding the childs IEP/504 plan around bullying related issues.
Approximately one in three teens have experienced verbal, physical or sexual abuse in their dating relationships, nearly one in four have been abused through technology, and nearly one in two said they had been controlled, threatened, or pressured to do something they did not want to do. Teens involved in abusive relationships often feel trapped and powerless, and it is common for abusers to threaten the victim into compliance. This workshop will explore how normal adolescent development impacts teen relationships. The dynamics of teen dating violence, including red flags, victim and perpetrator risk factors, and protective factors will be examined. Participants will increase their knowledge base and ability to effectively support victims of teen dating violence and/or human trafficking. Interventions that can help teens get safe, stay safe, and have healthy relationships as well as resources for teens will be provided.
Cyberbullying and Sexting for Educators/Investigators
This presentation will contain up-to-date information regarding the use of technology and current trends in the cyber world.
About the keynote speaker: Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo – Teach Anti‐Bullying, Inc.
Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo is an internationally known Anti Bullying/ Anti Violence Expert, high school principal and founder and CEO of Teach Anti Bullying, Inc. Having been a former victim himself, Dr. Cerullo dedicated his life to helping children and families who are affected by bullying and violence. He has been in education for 25 years as a K-12 administrator and spent 7 years in higher education. He has served with Gov. Ruth Ann Minner as her Director of Youth Mentoring. He has presented to over 80,000 children, parents, educators and law enforcement officials. He has written many children’s books on the topic, In 2011, “Teach Anti Bullying: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Students”, In 2012 “Stop Bullying Me”, In 2013 “My Name is David, I have Autism and I was Bullied”, and in 2014 “It’s Never Right To Fight” just to name a few. In addition, in 2015 Dr. Claudio V. Cerullo co-authored with learning expert Pat Wyman,” Amazing Grades 101 Best Ways to Improve Your Grades Faster.” Cerullo’s chapter is entitled, “Bullying and How it Affects Academic Achievement.” In 2005 and 2011, he was invited to the White House as an expert panel member in the area of school violence prevention. He has received many awards and commendations such as the honor by the Philadelphia 76ers with the Heroes Among Us Award. In April 2017, his organization was nominated for the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award. Dr. Cerullo is currently working diligently with local police departments in cities such as Camden and Philadelphia to help “Bridge the Racial Divide” among young black men and our law enforcement. For more information visit www.teachantibullying.com
For more detailed information and registration forms please contact Clair McArdle.
Please return completed registration form by: Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
Return to: Claire McArdle, VW Coordinator
Cape May County Pros. Office
DN 110, 4 Moore Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Fax: (609) 465-6766
For more detailed information please Click Here for the Registration Brochure that has more details and a sequence of events.