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New England Anti-Bullying Conference 2011 will be held at the University

Posted 11/28/2011
Posted by David Isgur

The New England Anti-Bullying Conference 2011, which seeks to raise awareness among educators and others about bullying and provide them with information on strategies and solutions for preventing bullying and building safe, caring school communities, will be held at the University of Hartford on Friday, Dec. 2. Workshops and sessions which will feature educational experts from across the country, will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University’s Harry Jack Gray Center.

Among those leading the workshops will be Richard Cardillo, education director of the National School Climate Center and experienced classroom teacher in elementary, middle and high school; Stan Davis of Stop Bullying Now, who has been a social worker and school counselor and has done anti-bullying training in schools nationwide; and Jo Ann Freiberg, an educational consultant with the Connecticut State Department of Education who oversees the state’s efforts in anti-bullying, improving school climate and character education.

The morning keynote presenter will be Michael Fowlin, who is a stage performer and has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Better known as “Mykee,” Fowler has been formally acting since age 11, but started creating voices at age 9. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri, and in the fall of 2001, he attained a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University.

The program will close with a panel discussion among anti-bullying experts.

The conference is being presented by the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America and by co-sponsoring institutions — the Institute for Translational Research (ITR) at the University of Hartford's College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions and the Hartford Public Schools. For more information on the conference, go to New England Anti-Bullying Conference.

The Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America (CMI) is one of America's most innovative leadership and diversity training non-profit organizations. Dedicated to social justice and leadership development, CMI programs empower participants to function more effectively as people and communities. Our programs are designed to enhance the emotional and social intelligence of the individuals with whom we work. For more information on the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America go to

Excellence through Relevance – The Institute for Translational Research (ITR) was established in 2010 and is housed in the University's College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions. The Institute responds to the College's Commitment to integrate educational sciences with community engagement. As such, the ITR promotes academic excellence through relevant, community-engaging research in the context of academic programs that are committed to translate knowledge into action. With the Hartford Public Schools as an anchor partner, ITR members strive to ensure that academic work remains meaningful to the community and also aim to learn from school experiences to inform research questions. Accordingly, a cycle that translates theory into practice, and back, shapes our identity as a professional college.