Bullying Prevention & Intervention Workshop Planned at SWOSU

Susan Swearer 

A workshop titled, “Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Adults Working with Youth,” has been scheduled for October 11 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Dr. Susan Swearer, co-director of the Bullying Research Network and director of the Empowerment Initiative, will facilitate the workshop. Swearer is professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska. She has extensive experience working with schools nationwide to reduce bullying behaviors.

The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Student Center Ballroom. Early registration is $75 for professionals and $25 for students until October 1. Late registration and on-site registration with fees of $100 and $35, respectively, will continue while seats are available. Continuing education credits are available.

The workshop, sponsored by SWOSU’s Psychology Department and made possible by Dr. David and Dianne Hunter who founded the Dianne Hunter Lectureship in Psychology, will address the complexity of bullying and victimization among school-aged youth and provide ideas for creating healthy, caring relationships among adults and students.

The event is open to anyone but geared towards school counselors, school psychologists, educators, social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychologists and other service providers who work with children and youth.

Registration forms are available at this link: http://www.swosu.edu/academics/psych/docs/bullying.pdf

For additional information, contact the SWOSU Psychology Department at 580.774.3725.