Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Fifth Prevention Summit 2016
Keeping Kids Safe: Promoting Tolerance and Inclusion Among Students to Prevent Bullying
Friday, August 12, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM EDT
U.S. Department of Education
Lyndon B. Johnson Building
Barnard Auditorium (First Floor)
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
Affirma Solutions, Inc.
The upcoming 2016 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit will focus on the strategies schools, students, parents, and community members can use to ensure that all students, particularly those who may be discriminated on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and religion, have supportive educational environments within which to learn. This year, we are putting a special emphasis on the issues facing transgender youth, students with disabilities, as well as Muslim and Sikh students.
We are interested in exploring how inclusion and tolerance of differences can be incorporated into bullying prevention activities around the country. We have invited representatives from state and local education agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as student and parent representatives, to join the discussion. Throughout the day, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention will hear from Summit participants about tolerance and inclusion strategies and their impact on preventing bullying.
The Summit will kick off with an examination of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s recent report, “Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice.” Participants will then hear from attorneys with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice who enforce the civil rights laws that protect students from discrimination.
The Summit will include a school district sharing an innovative approach to preventing bullying and interpersonal violence by the use of its school emergency operations planning process, and researchers and advocacy organizations discussing whole-school interventions with a focus on tolerance and inclusion.
Later in the day, participants will attend interactive breakout sessions focusing on: StopBullying.gov, the Physician’s Project, and groups of students who may face an increased risk of being bullied, including LGBT students, Muslim or Sikh students, and students with disabilities. Summit participants will learn about new and effective bullying prevention strategies that they can apply in their communities.
Administrators from state and local education agencies, teachers, and partner CBOs and NGOs are encouraged to attend.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom, please contact Sarah Sisaye by phone, 202-260-0931, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, August 4, 2016. For Muslim attendees, a room will be available for use from 1-2pm.
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