April 26, 2011
St. John’s University will host a conference to address the
issue of bullying, including cyber-bullying as well as the more
traditional forms such as child abuse, abuse perpetuated among
siblings, domestic abuse, abuse against women, and abuse against
immigrants. In response to an urgent call to the educational,
professional and academic communities to come up with better
understanding of this phenomenon and provide clear and effective
guidelines as to how to address the issue in our school, at work,
and our home, the “Bullying and Its Consequences – In Search of
Solutions” Conference will take place Friday, April 29 in the
D’Angelo Center on the University’s Queens campus.
The “Bullying and Its Consequences” conference schedule is
Understanding bullying and its consequences: A developmental
and socio-ecological analysis/perspective
Prof. Dorothy Espelage, Professor, Child Development
Division- Educational Psychology Champaign, IL
Bullies, Victims and Bystanders - What We Know and Need to
Learn about the Cast of Characters.
Prof. Rona Novick, Yeshiva University
Keynote Address: Underlying factors in bullying: Anger and
Ray DiGiuseppe - Chair of the Dept. of Psychology- St.
Cyber-bullying: Strategies for Preventions and
Patricia Cathers, Dir. of Program and Volunteer
Services for Child Abuse Prevention Services in Roslyn,
Faculty bullies in academe: A problem in need of
Rivka Bertisch Meir, International Expert on
Harold Takooshian, Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies,
Proven effective prevention and intervention strategies that
work. Who and what should be the target?
Rona Novick and Dorothy Espelage
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