Friday December 2, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
Cleveland East/Mayfield Village
700 Beta Dr.
Mayfield Village, OH 44143
Registration Fee: $110.00
Early Registration Fee: $99.00 (before 11/11/11)
Who Should Attend:
Licensed Professional Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, Clergy, Educators, School Psychologists, Law Enforcement, Nurses, Chemical Dependency Professionals, Case Managers, Psychiatrists.
CEU Credit :
6.5 CEU hours,
Provider # MCS111107
By: Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Boards
Other Professions may submit CEU request to their professional boards.
Confirmations & Cancellations:
Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Cancellations received 10 days prior to scheduled date will be refunded less a $30 administrative fee. No refund will be issued for cancellations after the 10 days or for no shows.
Definition of Bullying:
Different types of bullying
Continuum of bullying behaviors-violence trajectory
Gender and age patterns in bullying behavior
Statistics and current trends
Bullying myths and facts
Characteristics of children who bully:
The role of normalized aggression
Early identification of those at risk
Effects of Bullying:
Psychological outcomes and impact on mental health
Environmental factors: school, home, peer group
Case Studies: what we have learned
Legal Implications for youth involved
Bullying Interventions: Prevention and Treatment:
Individual level interventions
Classroom and group level interventions
School wide prevention and interventions
Guardian /family level interventions
Creating a bully prevention task force for your school/agency
Maintenance and follow-up
What is Sexting:
What role does technology play in sexting
Facts about sexting – results of surveys with teens regarding sexting
Media’s message regarding sex and impact on teens
Who is vulnerable to sexting:
Individuals with histories of abuse
Individuals with histories of delinquency, social problems, self-esteem
issues and mental illness
Individuals with unmet emotional needs
Females vs. Males
Males questioning sexual orientation
When making contact with an unknown individual
Consequences of sexting:
Sender vs. Requester of photo – discussion of how consequences are
Violation of Privacy
Emotional/mental health consequences
Nothing is ever really gone with the Internet/Technology
No substitution for responsible parenting.
Limits around accessibility of cell phone/computer and accessibility to
programs on cell phone/computer.
Prevention – How do we educate our youth and parents and what information is important for them to know
Sexting: What does the law say about it
Historically, attempted to fit sexting into other laws
Now, HB 473 – law specifically addressing sexting
What is required of a professional as a mandated reporter
Intervention and methods
Abnormal behavior, psychopathology
Diagnosis and treatment
Human development and behavior
Social welfare and policy
Teresa Eicher is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Supervisor who earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Ms. Eicher has extensive experience in counseling people of all ages and focuses on mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma and individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Ms. Eicher has a history of facilitating group therapy addressing the impact of childhood abuse, as well as offending behaviors related to the perpetrating of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Additionally, Ms. Eicher has experience in working with child and adolescent issues focusing on behavioral management struggles, social skill development and familial adjustments. Ms. Eicher believes in working with parents to assist in the development of parenting skills and techniques to reinforce skills that their child is learning in the therapeutic environment.
Desiree Morrison is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor who earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Counseling from Cleveland State University. She is completing her doctoral work at Kent State University in Counseling and Human Development with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy. Ms. Morrison has 12 years of experience counseling people of all ages. She has extensive experience treating child, adolescent, and family issues. She was the Clinical Director of an adolescent residential treatment center for court involved youth. She has additional training and experience in chemical dependency treatment and psychological testing.