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Bullying and Sexual Harassment: Managing Each Appropriately in Schools

General Description

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, in partnership with the Department of Health and Department of Education, announces a summit entitled Bullying and Sexual Harassment: Managing Each Appropriately in Schools on June 17, 2013, at the Doubletree Inn in Charlottesville.

Research indicates that bullying and sexual harassment behaviors are related to long term, negative outcomes such as increased rates of school truancy, depression, drug and alcohol use, and other serious issues. While there are ongoing efforts to educate adults working in schools about proper management of bullying episodes, there is a lack of information on proper distinction between bullying and sexual harassment. Although both are forms of interpersonal abuse, specific causal, preventative, and intervention factors vary.

This Summit will bring together experts in the fields of bullying prevention and sexual harassment prevention. Participants will receive training on the importance of responding to bullying and sexual harassment in distinctly different ways. Experts will provide tangible strategies for prevention and intervention.

Summit Topics

Summit participants will receive current, research-based information and resources on:

  • Updates in Virginia Code
  • Model anti-bullying policy
  • Review of federal laws and policies
  • What bullying is and is not
  • Moving from policy to practice in prevention and intervention
  • Review of Virginia High School Safety Study
  • Sexual harassment and dating violence
  • Legal aspects of bullying and sexual harassment

Intended Audience

This summit is intended for school division leaders, administrators, student services staff, school resource officers, law enforcement officers, school security officers, and youth-serving professionals.

Partial In-service Credit

Law enforcement officers and campus/school security officers will receive partial in-service credit for completion of this course. PIC hours will be determined at a later date. School division participants may contact their local agency to apply for in-service credit.

Date, Location, Time

June 17, 2013 - Monday
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Registration and Cost

DCJS is not currently accepting applications for this course.

Transportation, Lodging and Meals

Attendees are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meal expenses.


Attendees requiring reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel should call the hotel directly at 434.973.2121 or toll free at 800.222.8733. Please mention the Bullying and Sexual Harassment Summit to receive the $115 per night rate. The cut-off for reservations is currently Friday, June 7, after which date the $115 room rate is not guaranteed to be available.


Inquiries regarding this training may be directed to:

Marc Dawkins

Kathi Lee

Shellie Mackenzie

Donna Michaelis


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