How can K-12 schools prevent bullying?

Dorothy Espelage
Dorothy Espelage

Local educators, NIU faculty, staff and students and members of the university community are invited to hear Dorothy Espelage, an internationally known researcher, teacher, speaker, and consultant on preventing and addressing bullying in K-12 schools.

Espelage, a professor at the University of Florida who studies bullying, youth aggression and teen dating violence, will speak from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Homes Student Center.

Regarded as an international expert on bullying, Espelage has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper 360 and others. She also participated in the 2011 White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in Washington, D.C.

Her talk at NIU – “K-12 School Based Bully Prevention & Intervention Strategies: Research Guiding Practice” – is free. Two Illinois State Board of Education CPDUs are available for educators.

Parking is free in the NIU Visitors Parking Lot; mention that you are attending the “Bully Conference.” Refreshments will be served.

For planning purposes, RSVP online or email mkdemaray@niu.edu.

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