Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in School Settings: From Prevention to Intervention (2 of 2)
June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in School Settings:
From Prevention to Intervention
Presented by Karen Norlander, Esq.
State Certified DASA Trainer
Featured Speaker Dr. Gregory Owens
Recently Retired Deputy Commissioner/Director of the Office of Youth Justice at the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Recognized Leader and Facilitator on Cultural Competence, Racial Equality and Confronting Bias
June 17, 2021 – 12:30 to 3:00; June 21, 12:30 to 3:00
This is a virtual workshop: weblink will be emailed to participants
Cost: $175.00 charge per participant
The first two sessions of this program will provide an overview of the Dignity of All Students Act (DASA), as amended, outlining the obligations and responsibilities of school districts to identify, investigate and intervene in cases involving allegations of student bullying, harassment and/or discrimination. This segment will also provide comprehensive definitions critical to understanding the scope of a district’s obligations under the Act and will highlight required policies and procedures.
A major part of the legislation focuses on prevention and training on the importance of maintaining a positive social climate. Greg Owens, an expert in the field, will present his insights into the underlying issues affecting school climate both critical to discouraging incidents of bias, harassment and discrimination and ultimately targeted to eliminating them.
The training will include materials and will be interactive to encourage audience participation.
Part II- In the Planning Stages for September
The trainers look forward to returning in September to provide a cookbook that includes specific policies, procedures and forms necessary for the investigation and resolution of DASA complaints, in depth discussion of actual cases involving claims of student discrimination with summaries of their eventual resolution. These sessions will provide opportunities for hands on problem solving through interactive activities and discussion.