Forums on Bias-Based Bullying: Consequences & Prevention- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Forums on Bias-Based Bullying: Consequences & Prevention

Dear District and School Leaders,

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to offer two free forums for district and school leaders and practitioners on the topic of bias-based bullying. The anti-bullying legislation calls for training that incorporates research findings on bullying, including information about specific categories of students who have been shown to be particularly at risk for bullying in the school environment. Scholars and practitioners will discuss the effects of such bullying and strategies for prevention.

Featured Presenters:

  • Stan Davis, author: Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying and Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention; co-founder, Youth Voice Project
  • Paul Poteat, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Boston College, expert on biased-based bullying and factors that promote resilience

Agenda (8AM-Noon):

  • 8:00    Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided by the Commission on GLBT Youth)
  • 8:30    Presentations and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 25th - Monty Tech Performing Arts Center
1050 Westminster St, Fitchburg MA 01420

Thursday, May 26th - Greater Lowell Technical HS
250 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro MA 01879

Live Stream:

The May 26th forum will also be live-streamed. The stream will be accessible from by clicking the "Bias-Based Bullying and Harassment Broadcast" link, which will be prominently labeled on the school's site. The stream can be accessed directly at:

Related ESE Documents:

Guidance on Notifying Parents When a Student Has Been Bullied Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity/Expression

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2011-2: Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts

To register for one of these forums, click on the following link:

Registration to view the Live Stream is encouraged, but not required.

Please extend this invitation to anyone you think might be interested in attending one of these forums.

For questions please contact Jeff Perrotti via

Last Updated: May 20, 2011

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