Safe Schools and Communities Symposium
Building Resistance and Resiliency to Violence, Defiant Groups and Bullying
The symposium is designed to provide schools and communities with information and strategies that will help them combat youth violence, bullying and gang affiliation.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
|School Psychologists||School Counselors|
|School Administrators||Classroom Teachers|
|Social Workers||School Nurses|
|School Resource Officers/Local Law Enforcement||Professional Counselors and Therapists|
|Juvenile Court Personnel||Faith-Based Youth Workers|
|After School Program Service Providers||Other Individuals Working with Youth|
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND SESSION
Peggy Moss - Kids Deserve Better: Fostering Language And Behaviors That Create A Safer School Climate
Peggy Moss an award-winning author of Say Something and Our Friendship Rules has worked to eradicate bullying for more than a decade, first as a prosecutor with the Department of Attorney General in Maine, and later as an educator and curriculum developer with the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence and the Cromwell Disabilities Center. Moss now works with schools and camps to prevent bullying and teasing. Her extensive background enables her to describe the devastating physical and emotional impact of bullying, harassment, and hate violence through the voices of students who have been targeted and also through the lens of educators, parents and law enforcement personnel working to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. Moss has provided workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to the college level in Maine, Tennessee, Toronto and points in between, helping students and educators create school environments that feel safe for everyone.
She has published several pieces on the topic of bullying. Empowering Parents featured Moss's work in response to press reports on Girl Violence, as well as pieces on how to address Relational Bullying, and how to combat Cyber Bullying with kids. She has been interviewed for bullying articles in the Boston Globe and Discovery, among others.
Moss holds a juris doctorate from Washington College of Law at American University, where she was head of the Juvenile Justice Association.