FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leisa-Anne Smith, Esq. at 732-937-7517
Information and Dates for Foundation's Free* AN INTRODUCTION TO TEASING AND BULLYING TRAINING FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND CLIMATE TEAMS
ATTENTION EDUCATORS: To better serve the growing needs of educators in the wake of New Jersey's 2011 Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's revamped, comprehensive training replaces the previously offered separate courses for classroom teachers and administrators. A Bar Foundation pamphlet that gives the facts on bullying, describes the impact of the state's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights on teachers and offers full details on Foundation training and materials can be downloaded here.
While An Introduction to Teasing and Bullying Training for School Safety and Climate Teams directly addresses the 2011 law, which requires each school to establish a safety team and appoint an anti-bullying specialist, the primary focus is threefold:
- The importance of changing school culture and climate
- Development of a school-wide approach
- Proactively combating bullying
CURRICULUM-BASED TRAINING AIDS TEACHERS
Under the law, the anti-bullying program must include lessons taught to students. The Foundation's curriculum-based training provides K-12 lessons educators should use in class. The training examines the many varieties of bullying, points out the differences between everyday conflict and bullying, emphasizes the importance of promoting a positive learning environment and dispels long-held myths.
MATERIALS FOR REGISTRANTS
Bar Foundation's Anti-Bullying Curriculum Guide, Bully-Busting Curriculum: Six Essential Lessons for Grades K-12, which complements the training and tailors each lesson to the elementary, middle and high school grade levels and offers valuable resources for educators; plus colorful posters that correspond to the lessons.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Schools must send at least two--preferably four--school safety team members per school building to Foundation training. Administrators are strongly encouraged to be part of the attending team.
AVAILABLE TRAINING DATES:
All dates for spring 2015 are filled. Watch for the announcement of new dates.
All training sessions are held at the New Jersey Law Center from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Registrants who complete the entire day's training, start to finish, will receive 6-1/2 Professional Development hours.
HOW TO REGISTER
*An Introduction to Teasing and Bullying Training for School Safety and Climate Teams is offered free of charge; however, a refundable $20 security deposit check, made payable to the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, is required for each registrant and must accompany each registration. Money orders or purchase orders will not be accepted. Deposit checks will be returned by mail to those who give 72 hours' notice of inability to attend. Checks from registrants who do not give at least 72 hours' notice of their inability to attend will be used to defray the expenses related to no-show registrants, and therefore will be forfeited. Registrations CANNOT be accepted online.
Space for the Teasing and Bullying training sessions is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the training, call 732-937-7528 to request a registration form, leaving your email address (preferable) or your fax number. When we receive your registration and deposit check, you will be sent either a confirmation letter if you have successfully registered or a letter advising that the training has been closed.
Address training content questions to the program's director Leisa-Anne Smith, Esq. at 732-937-7517 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the registration process, call 732-937-7528.
Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at www.njsbf.org or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.