A webinar on “Campus Climate and Bullying’s Influence on Student Health and Well-Being” will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
This webinar will bring together experts to discuss the current state of campus climates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and the impacts of homophobia and bullying on youth.
The beginning of the 2010–2011 academic year was marked by the highly publicized suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clemente. This death followed close upon the release of a report on the current state of campus climates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, and led to renewed discussions about impacts of homophobia and bullying on youth. While public campaigns such as the “It Gets Better” videos have aimed to instill hope and prevent suicide of GLBT youth, the links between campus climate for students who may have been marginalized, bullying (including via social media), and mental health have not been explicitly examined as part of the evolving discourse.
This webinar will bring together experts in each of these areas with the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on these topics and their intersecting impacts. Student affairs practitioners and administrators will find this webinar useful in planning and implementing educational interventions promoting inclusion, addressing community and conduct issues related to bullying and other micro-aggressive behaviors, and accompanying mental health prevention and intervention initiatives.
Dr. Norm Pollard, dean of Students and adjunct associate professor, has taught graduate courses for the College Student Development and Counseling and School Psychology programs at Alfred University.
Dr. Sue Rankin, senior research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and associate professor of Education in the College Student Affairs Program at Pennsylvania State University.
Beth Yohe, associate director, Training and Curriculum Department of the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Education Division.
Vernon A. Wall, director of Educational Programs and Publications, ACPA–College Student Educators International and Founding Faculty, Social Justice Training Institute.Sponsored by vice president of Student Affairs, Center for Health and Well-Being, and Office of Housing and Residence Life.
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