Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
News and Updates
Volume 6 | Issue 3 | October 2017    
Alberti Center
Colloquium Series
Our 2017-2018 Colloquium Series kicked off on September 15 with
Antecedents and Consequences of Workplace Bullying.  Drs. Goodboy and Martin, from West Virginia University, presented their research to a full room! A video of their presentation can be viewed on the Alberti Center Facebook page.
The next colloquium will take
Dr. Stephanie Godleski
place on Thursday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in 479 Baldy Hall on the North Campus. 
Dr. Stephanie Godleski will be presenting on Exploring  Aggression and Hostility in Early Childhood.
Read more and register here!
NYSED DASA  Training 
Sessions Available
The Alberti Center is an approved provider of the NYSED DASA Training workshops. Registration information and session dates through January 2017 are available on the DASA Training webpage. R ecent participants said:

Excellent! The training was informative, engaging and interesting. Sometimes I feel powerless to help others find peace, to be kind, but all these tools in guiding others in this process do help and contribute to eliminating human social and emotional pain.

I feel like a changed person. Being overwhelmed in my new position at school I was not looking forward to another PD [Professional Development]. But I was totally fascinated by the presentation and extremely happy I attended - extremely touching and insightful! 

Featured Resource 
Out in the Community
Alberti Center team members continue to spread awareness and resources for bullying prevention at events across the Western New York (WNY) c ommunity. Here are some of the places we've been recently:
PREPaRE Workshop in Orchard Park - June 28
Upward Bound Program at UB - July 11
PREPaRE Workshop in Liverpool - August 21
Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention - September 9
Bullying Prevention Month at Buffalo & Erie Co. Downtown Library - October 3
Ramp Up for Equality Disability History Event - October 19
Iroquois Senior High School Health & Wellness Fair - October 21
 Kristi Moscato, Parent Network of WNY with Brie Kishel, Alberti Center Program & Operations Manager

  2017 Alberti Center Annual Conference
The Alberti Center Annual Conference took place on Thursday, September 29 at Classics V Banquet Center in Amherst. The all day event featured a continental breakfast, keynote speaker, buffet-style lunch and afternoon breakout discussion groups. Attendees enjoyed Dr. Susan Swearer's presentation on Fostering Kindness: Using Technology to Combat Online Bullying. The afternoon discussion groups participated in constructive dialogue focused on practical strategies and solutions while generating questions for Dr. Swearer to respond to. The keynote presentation slides and photos from the day are now posted on our  conference website! We would like to recognize and thank our platinum sponsor, embraceWNY, as well as our gold sponsors: Buffalo Teachers Federation, Child & Family Services, People Inc, UB Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and UB Graduate School of Education. Thank you to all who attended and we hope to see you again next year!

Dr. Susan Swearer presenting at the 2017 Alberti Center Conference

2017 Early Career Award Winner
Congratulations to Dr. Jun Sung Hong, recipient of the 2017 
Early Career Award! This award recognizes
Dr. Jun Sung Hong
Dr. Hong as an individual who has
made exemplary scholarly contributions to the field of bullying abuse prevention and conducted research that has the potential to influence practice and policy. Learn more about Dr. Hong and his research here!
CfC Project Update
As part of the Child Safety Program Evaluation, our research team has been administering pre-test surveys to students in grades Pre-K-4, in 
the Greece School District, to assess student knowledge of skills that could prevent abuse and their ability to recognize, respond and report abuse. Currently, schools in the intervention group have begun implementing the Second Step Child Protection Unit curriculum and 
our research assistants will be conducting fidelity observations of the lessons over the next six weeks. 
New Alberti Center Team Members
Margaret Manges - Graduate Assistant
Program: Combined Counseling Psychology/School Psychology - (SP concentration) 
Anticipated Year of Graduation: 2021 
Research Advisor: Dr. Nickerson 
Current Research Projects: Child Protection Unit 
Dissertation Project: TBD 
Other Research Interests: Women's issues, social justice, advocacy 

J enine Tulledge - Graduate Assistant
Progr am: MA/AC School Psychology
Anticipated Year of Graduation: 2019
Research Advisor: Dr. Nickerson
Current Research Projects: Child Safety Program Evaluation
Other Research Interests: Child safety, child abuse prevention,  school violence, school safety

 
Nicole Castronovo - Research Assistant
Program: MA/AC School Psychology 
Anticipated Year of Graduation: 2019 
Research Projects: Child Protection Unit Evaluation--research assistant 
Interests: Would like to be a practitioner in a school--preferably elementary school 

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