UCLA Extension
Posted by UCLA Campus, Westwood Village, Los Angeles on 2/26/08

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    UCLA Extension
    presents an important and timely workshop on

    Examining School-Based Violence
    A weekend seminar presented by Education Extension

    Saturday and Sunday
    March 29 and March 30, 2008

    Fee: $125

    UCLA School of Public Affairs
    405 Hilgard Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Who should attend: A seminar for public officials,
    educators, administrators, counselors, mental health
    professionals, law enforcement, parents and non-profit
    groups and others.

    This program presents current research related to youth
    violence and harassment in the school setting and how
    bullies, victims, bystander students, teachers, families,
    and community members all play a role in the prevention
    and intervention of youth violence and peer victimization
    in schools.

    Topics
    implementing overall school safety strategies
    -successful prevention and management of difficult student
    behaviors
    -types of youth violence and peer victimization (bullying)
    -popular misconceptions about bullies and victims

    Practical classroom management strategies, suggestions,
    and issues regarding caregiver involvement in problem-
    solving, legal issues and procedures related to youth
    violence, and threat assessment and crisis response are
    addressed.

    The seminar is interactive and provides an opportunity for
    discourse and information sharing among individuals
    interested in maintaining student safety and well-being in
    the school setting.

    At the end of the program, participants will possess
    reference materials on

    -crisis plans
    -key role players in identifying violence
    -current legal ramifications
    -recommendations on appropriate measures
    -current research papers, and
    -best practices in district management

    Presenters

    Vito De Bellis, MA, Division Administrative Coordinator,
    School Operations, Los Angeles Unified School District,
    retired

    Amy Bellmore, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of
    Wisconsin-Madison

    Adrienne Nishina, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

    Academic credit as well as BBS CE hours may also be
    obtained for this workshop.

    General Information
    Parking on the UCLA Campus costs $8. Enter the campus at
    Hilgard and Westholme. Park in Structure 2. View the
    UCLA campus map at www.ucla.edu

    For more information, please call Extension Education at
    310-825-4581.

    To enroll, visit www.uclaextension.edu