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Espelage panel member in federal bullying prevention summit

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 09:03

Dorothy Espelage, professor in Educational Psychology, was one of four panel members who addressed the topic "Understanding and Supporting Youth who Bully" this morning at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention 2012 Summit, which was streamed live yesterday and wraps up today in Washington, D.C. The summit's goal is to focus on ensuring that anti-bullying efforts are coordinated and based on the best available research.

screenshot of stopbullying websitePanels set out to highlight the connection between bullying and suicide, and discussed ways to help students who bully others. Keynote speakers included U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the first lady of Maryland, Katie O’Malley.

Other summit topics included "Being More than a Bystander: Examples of Youth Leadership" and "Communities in Focus: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Populations."

The summit was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students in conjunction with the departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, Defense, Agriculture, the Interior, the Federal Trade Commission, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the National Council on Disability.

Click here to download the summit agenda.