The International Bullying Prevention Association Announces This Year's Conference Theme "Creating Compassionate Schools and Communities"

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Scholarships are available to professionals in Tennessee working with youth on bullying prevention efforts in both schools and community agencies.

International Bullying Prevention Conference

Participants are meeting to learn the latest research findings about effective programs and share successful strategies at the International Bullying Prevention Conference. Over 40 workshops featuring experts in the field include: Cyber Bullying, Trends in Bullying, Why and How We Change to Improve School Climate, Strategies to Reduce Bullying and Best Practices to Develop Your Bullying Prevention & Response. The event features exhibits from veteran and emerging companies providing services and products in the field.

The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and best practices in order to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility.

The Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools has provided scholarships for professionals in schools across Tennessee to attend the conference at a reduced rate. Additionally, a gift provided by the HCA Foundation on behalf of TriStar Women and Children’s Hospital, has made it possible for many Tennessee school counselors to receive scholarships.

Professionals working in Tennessee, interested in applying for a scholarship, should email ibpainfo(at)stopbullyingworld(dot)org right away as there are a limited number of scholarships still available.

Other organizations that have made bullying prevention a priority and supported this conference include: Cable in the Classroom, Facebook, Family Empowerment Network, Hazelden, Cartoon Network, Sprigeo and Zaner-Bloser.

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