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Building a Safer Future: Insights on Youth Violence and Bullying Prevention

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About This Webinar

Bullying is often a precursor to other forms of youth violence. Violence-based behaviors may include identity-based bullying, gender-based harassment, and sexual harassment. Educating youth about bullying prevention is a part of prevention safety. 

This webinar reviews two decades of research and practice on bullying and cyberbullying, including definitional issues, prevalence, risk, and protective factors associated with different forms of bullying. Additionally, this presentation discusses rates of these behaviors and identifies common targets of intervention. 

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define bullying and cyberbullying
  • Understand the subgroups of youth at risk for bullying involvement
  • Identify risk and protective factors associated with bullying and its developmental changes into other forms of violence
  • Recognize the effectiveness of school-based interventions


Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D.

Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science and the 2016 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. She is a Fellow of APS, APA, and AERA. She is an elected National Academy of Education member, was awarded the SPR Prevention Science Award in 2020, and received the 2023 Bully Research Network Outstanding Career Award. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University in 1997.

She advises members of Congress and the Senate on bullying prevention legislation. The findings of her research are guiding state, national, and international efforts to prevent youth violence and promote positive school climates. She authored a 2011 White House Brief on bullying among LGBTQ youth and attended the White House Conference in 2011.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Continuing Education

The following CE credits are provided for this session:

  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
    • Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on January 25, 2026. 
  • Case Managers: This program is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board-certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on January 25, 2025.
  • Certified Family Life Educators: This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credit for CFLEs. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on January 25, 2029. 
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program is approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide CE credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.5 CE contact hours, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on January 25, 2026. 
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS): This webinar is approved for 1.5 CE credits from the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for CFCS. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on January 25, 2029. 
  • OneOp Certificates of Attendance for documenting additional professional development activities.

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January 25
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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