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Bullying the Focus of UMaine Conference for School Counselors, Leaders

Working with children who experience bullying will be the focus of a conference for Maine school counselors and leaders that is sponsored by the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.

The free professional development opportunity will take place 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Wells Conference Center on the Orono campus.

This is the college’s second annual “Flagship Forum: Conference for Maine School Counselors and Leaders.” About 250 participants including school counselors, administrators and faculty, as well as UMaine students and staff, took part in last year’s conference that focused on school law, ethics and financial education.

Four presentations are scheduled for this year’s conference:

  • 9:15 a.m. morning keynote: “Bullying, Harassment and Working with Children: What is the Law and How can you Follow it?” by Daniel Rose, attorney at Drummond Woodsum, a New England-based law firm providing legal and consulting services to colleges and universities, schools and municipalities. Rose is chairman of Drummond Woodsum’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, representing school districts throughout the state, and is co-author of “Maine School Law (Fourth Edition, 2012)” and “Significant Cases in Maine School Law (Second Edition).”

  • 10:45 a.m. morning presentation: “Addressing Bullying Through Multitiered Systems of Support: Building Sustainable Models of Prevention and Intervention” by James Artesani, associate professor of special education.

  • 12:15 p.m. afternoon presentation: “Peer Mentoring Model” by Yung-Wei “Dennis” Lin, assistant professor of counselor education; Annette Nelligan, lecturer in counselor education; and Ph.D. student Josh Jones.

  • 12:45 p.m. afternoon keynote: “Hazing in View — High School Students at Risk” by Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education leadership, and Mary Madden, associate research professor of education.

For more information, to register or to request a disability accommodation, visit the forum’s Web page.

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