Updated Sept 27, 2010

Only events that are open to the public, or open to registration or attendance by professionals are listed here. On-site professional development and in-service workshops intended for the personnel of specific districts or organizations are not listed here. Some information subject to change. Please check sources listed "for futher information" to obtain up-to-date information about each event.

Cyber Bullying
October 8, 2010
Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Conference title: "Culture Conference: Addressing Culture, Race and Ethnicity in Different Contexts" Conference is 8:30am-4:00pm; Cyber bullying workshop is at 2:00-3:45 pm. Sponsored by the Rutgers School of Social Work-Institute for Families an the Rutgers Graduate School of Education-Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Registration for the conference is required; $125 for professionals, $25 for students.
Visit http://gsappweb.rutgers.edu/about/news/conferences/cultural.php


Bullying 101: What It Is & What To Do about It
October 18, 2010, 7:00 pm
East Brunswick Public Library
Speaker: Dr. Paula C Rodríguez Rust. For parents, youth, teachers, professionals, and all interested community members. Topics: Different types of bullying, what schools can and can't do about bullying, how parents can help if their child is being bullied, how parents and schools can work together to address bullying. Includes cyber-bullying, relational bullying, and online social networking issues. Upon request, school faculty can receive a certificate of attendance for PD credit hours. Free, no registration required.
Visit www.ebpl.org, click on the calendar and choose the date Oct. 18, or go directly to: http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272010-10-18%27}&Calendar_Code=Library&Event_Id=35271


ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the seminar on Bullying & Bias that was rescheduled from March 18, 2010

Bullying and Bias Prevention Seminar
October 21, 2010, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch
Featured speakers: Paula C. Rodríguez Rust, PhD and TBA. This seminar was first presented on Feb. 21, 2008; it was so well received and attended that it was repeated in 2009, and is now scheduled for 2010. Intended for school faculty, staff, and administrators including guidance, SROs, and school board members. PD credit available. Registration required. Additional information and registration will be available on the Ocean County Library System website Visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org and click on "program calendar." Then limit the calendar to "Toms River" and type in the search term "bullying." If you search the general program calendar without limiting the location, you might not find this listing.


The workshop listed below is offered through the Rutgers School of Social Work Institute for Families. I offer other workshops through IFF; for a complete catalog of IFF course offerings, go to: http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/continuingeducation/ce.aspx

Cyber Bullying: Nothing Virtual about It
Oct. 25 , 2010, 9:30am - 3:30 pm, Bergen DHS, Hackensack
Rutgers School of Social Work, Institute for Families, Office of Continuing Education, Course #4069
This workshop provides tools for professionals working with children, teens, or parents in clinical, school, service organizations, or other settings to recognize, respond to, and prevent cyber bullying. Topics include differences between cyber bullying and "traditional" bullying, types of cyber bullying, the reasons youth cyber bully, social and psychological effects of cyber bullying, sexting and txting, legal issues, parental and school responsibilities, online safety, and the electronic generation gap, strategies & resources for preventing and responding to cyber bullying.
Registration required. Fee $100. 5.0 CE hours.
Visit http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/InstituteForFamilies/OfficeofContinuingEducation.aspx for information and registration.

Cyber-Bullying: Tools for Parents & Teens
Ocean County Library System
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, Berkeley Branch
Part of the "Tools for Teens and Adults" Series of Workshops presented by the Ocean County Library System. Presenters: Dr. Paula C. Rodríguez Rust and Jamie Schron of the OC Prosecutor's Office. Open to Teens, Parents, and School Faculty, Staff, and Administrators. Registration required, opens Oct. 4. PD credit offered. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This workshop will prepare adults and teens to understand, identify, and prevent cyberbullying together. Cyberbullying can be far more vicious and damaging than playground bullying. Topics covered include what cyberbullying is, how to tell if you or your teen is being cyberbullied, how to work with your school district to address cyberbullying, sexting/social networking, and strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying.
SPONSORS: Sponsored by the O.C. Board of Chosen Freeholders, O.C. Youth Services Commission, O.C. Health Department, S.C. of NJ Ocean County Probation-Juvenile Supervision, NJ Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, the O.C. Library, and the O.C. Library Municipal Alliance Project.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org and click on "program calendar" for information and registration.
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