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Safer learning environments goal of Texas Bully Prevention Summit

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
October 13, 2014

Texas State University will host the 2014 Texas Bully Prevention Summit Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in San Marcos.

The summit is sponsored by the Texas School Safety Center, the College of Education, the Department of Health and Human Performance, the Center for Families and Children and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas State.

"The summit is the only one of its kind in Texas and is designed to inform and empower administrators, educators and school personnel with the skills they need to create safer learning environments for all,” said Texas School Safety Center Associate Director Curtis Clay.

The summit will feature speakers and workshops that address bullying at both the student and adult level. Participants will receive solution-based tips and tools to engage students in creating and maintaining a school environment of respect, acceptance and inclusion. The summit offers a perspective on bullying and bullying prevention through the lenses of awareness, attitude shift and skill development to help keep schools bully free. Workshop sessions will help educators, administrators, parents and students to take a preventive approach in addressing bullying, including electronic or cyberbullying.

Registration information is available at http://txssc.txstate.edu/events/bully-summit. For more information on the Texas Bully Prevention Summit, contact Jo Moss at jam449@txstate.edu or call (512) 245-6233.