Who: Federal School Safety Clearinghouse
When: October 26, 2021 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Objectives: The session will feature guest speaker and bullying prevention expert Melissa Mercado Crespo, Ph.D., MSc, MA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention. She will provide an overview of what bullying is and how to identify it, key strategies and actions schools and school personnel can implement to prevent and address it, and the tools and resources available from the government to support schools in these efforts. She will also describe the different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), their impact on school violence, and the relationship between bullying, suicide, and the well-being of school-age youth.
The discussion will also feature additional school safety-related resources on topics like school climate and mental health access and support and a Q&A session for participants to engage directly with Dr. Mercado Crespo.
Who should participate?
- School and District Administrators
- Teachers and School Staff
- School Resource Officers
- Local Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Practitioners
- School Counselors