Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bullying/Violence Prevention Conference coming to Gilbert, AZ



Conference Description
Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, this powerful 3-hour research-based conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. Participants will learn:

  • The latest international research on child bullying and school violence
  • The causes of youth aggression and misbehavior
  • The characteristics of bullies and their victims
  • The psychology of bullying
  • Potential outcomes of bullying
  • Warning signs of youth emotional problems, suicide, and homicide
  • How to empower victims of bullying
  • Bullying and school violence prevention strategies
  • Non-physical de-escalation techniques, and
  • Self-defense techniques
Where
Hyatt Place Phoenix Gilbert, 3275 S. Market Street, Gilbert, AZ 85297 


When
Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

RSVP

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Gifts For Attending
As our gift for attending, participants will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' Game.  This educational and noncompetitive game, designed to teach school-age children anti-bullying skills, can be played in classrooms, homes, and therapy settings.

Participants will also receive a free copy of our Power of Thoughts E-book (several printable worksheets for k-12 students empowering them to change their behavior by changing the way they think).

And that's not all - Participants will be able to stay up to date with all the latest international research on school bullying and violence as they will receive links to the research articles cited in the presentation along with a copy of the slide presentation which are both updated regularly.  Additionally, they can sign up to receive emails from us alerting them to all the latest research as it happens.

***For a limited time, each educator and student of those schools or districts that pre-register 15 or more participants to the conference will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' game along with free unlimited game updates and upgrades.  In addition, these schools or districts will receive a $5.00 discount per participant.

About The Presenter
The presenter is Mark Lakewood, CEO and founder of Building Strong Families National Seminars, a distinguished bullying prevention expert, researcher, author, and speaker with over 20 years of clinical experience as a mental health therapist. Prior to beginning his own private practice, Mr. Lakewood provided counseling services at a variety of medical clinics, hospitals, mental health facilities, and a family preservation agency.  He has an extensive history providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Mr. Lakewood also provided clinical and consultation services to numerous school administrators, educators, students, and families on issues of bullying and behavior management. To view Mr. Lakewood's biography, please click here.

Conference Fees
The cost to attend this 3-hour conference is $35.00 per participant. All major credit/debit cards and personal/business checks are accepted.  School purchase orders are also accepted.
Seating is limited so please pre-register by 
Saturday, January 21st, 2012!!  Please pre-register by visiting StandingUpToBullyingConference.com today!

Bullying/Violence Prevention Conference coming to Phoenix, AZ



Conference Description
Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, this powerful 3-hour research-based conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. Participants will learn:

  • The latest international research on child bullying and school violence
  • The causes of youth aggression and misbehavior
  • The characteristics of bullies and their victims
  • The psychology of bullying
  • Potential outcomes of bullying
  • Warning signs of youth emotional problems, suicide, and homicide
  • How to empower victims of bullying
  • Bullying and school violence prevention strategies
  • Non-physical de-escalation techniques, and
  • Self-defense techniques
Where
Days Inn Phoenix and Conference Center 502 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 


When
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

RSVP

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Gifts For Attending
As our gift for attending, participants will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' Game.  This educational and noncompetitive game, designed to teach school-age children anti-bullying skills, can be played in classrooms, homes, and therapy settings.

Participants will also receive a free copy of our Power of Thoughts E-book (several printable worksheets for k-12 students empowering them to change their behavior by changing the way they think).

And that's not all - Participants will be able to stay up to date with all the latest international research on school bullying and violence as they will receive links to the research articles cited in the presentation along with a copy of the slide presentation which are both updated regularly.  Additionally, they can sign up to receive emails from us alerting them to all the latest research as it happens.

***For a limited time, each educator and student of those schools or districts that pre-register 15 or more participants to the conference will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' game along with free unlimited game updates and upgrades.  In addition, these schools or districts will receive a $5.00 discount per participant.

About The Presenter
The presenter is Mark Lakewood, CEO and founder of Building Strong Families National Seminars, a distinguished bullying prevention expert, researcher, author, and speaker with over 20 years of clinical experience as a mental health therapist. Prior to beginning his own private practice, Mr. Lakewood provided counseling services at a variety of medical clinics, hospitals, mental health facilities, and a family preservation agency.  He has an extensive history providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Mr. Lakewood also provided clinical and consultation services to numerous school administrators, educators, students, and families on issues of bullying and behavior management. To view Mr. Lakewood's biography, please click here.

Conference Fees
The cost to attend this 3-hour conference is $35.00 per participant. All major credit/debit cards and personal/business checks are accepted.  School purchase orders are also accepted.
Seating is limited so please pre-register by 
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 !!  Please pre-register by visiting StandingUpToBullyingConference.com today!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season!

Hi,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for subscribing to our feed and to wish you and your family a happy holiday season! Unfortunately throughout the past years, I feel that I have been neglecting this blog by only alerting you to specific scheduled conferences. However, I plan to make changes to this blog.

As you may be aware, I have been focusing much energy on our 'Standing Up To Bullying' conference. I have a real passion for increasing awareness of our overall school bullying and violence epidemic by alerting educators about these issues as well as providing research-based strategies and techniques to help them effectively resolve these issues.

To date, many interesting discussions and conversations have occurred during these conferences. As a result, what I would like to do is to share with you with those specific discussions and conversations. Therefore, even though you may not have the opportunity to attend these conferences, you will now have access to the specific discussions and conversations that take place during conferences. This could bring further awareness of these issues to you through this blog.

Even though this conference is for educators, the specific discussions and conversations brought up during conferences can be helpful not only to other educators but parents as well. My goal from this point forth is to prepare a blog weekly containing an article detailing specific conversations or discussions of importance that takes place during one of these conferences.

Primarily, I have been facilitating this conference in the Arizona region. However, we have plans to expand this conference nationwide. If you would like to attend this conference but cannot because of proximity, please feel free to let me know which region within the United States you would like this conference presented and I will do my best to accommodate.

In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy the new and improved blog. Once again, I wish you and your family a happy holiday season!

Sincerely yours,







Mark Lakewood, CEO
Building Strong Families National Seminars
PO Box 1295
El Mirage AZ 85335
Info@StrongFamilies.us
Toll Free (866) 544-4075

School Bullying/Violence Prevention Conference coming to Florence, AZ



Conference Description
Introducing the latest international research on school (k-12) bullying and violence, this powerful 3-hour research-based conference is designed to empower and equip school administrators, educators, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals who work with children with skills and tools designed to recognize, minimize or eradicate school bullying and violence. The strategies, techniques, and interventions cited in this conference equally spans elementary thru high school students. Participants will learn:

  • The latest international research on child bullying and school violence
  • The causes of youth aggression and misbehavior
  • The characteristics of bullies and their victims
  • The psychology of bullying
  • Potential outcomes of bullying
  • Warning signs of youth emotional problems, suicide, and homicide
  • How to empower victims of bullying
  • Bullying and school violence prevention strategies
  • Non-physical de-escalation techniques, and
  • Self-defense techniques
Where
Holiday Inn Express, 240 W. HWY #287, Florence, AZ 85132


When
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

RSVP

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Gifts For Attending
As our gift for attending, participants will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' Game.  This educational and noncompetitive game, designed to teach school-age children anti-bullying skills, can be played in classrooms, homes, and therapy settings.

Participants will also receive a free copy of our Power of Thoughts E-book (several printable worksheets for k-12 students empowering them to change their behavior by changing the way they think).

And that's not all - Participants will be able to stay up to date with all the latest international research on school bullying and violence as they will receive links to the research articles cited in the presentation along with a copy of the slide presentation which are both updated regularly.  Additionally, they can sign up to receive emails from us alerting them to all the latest research as it happens.

***For a limited time, each educator and student of those schools or districts that pre-register 15 or more participants to the conference will receive a free copy of our 'Standing Up To Bullying' game along with free unlimited game updates and upgrades.  In addition, these schools or districts will receive a $5.00 discount per participant.

About The Presenter
The presenter is Mark Lakewood, CEO and founder of Building Strong Families National Seminars, a distinguished bullying prevention expert, researcher, author, and speaker with over 20 years of clinical experience as a mental health therapist. Prior to beginning his own private practice, Mr. Lakewood provided counseling services at a variety of medical clinics, hospitals, mental health facilities, and a family preservation agency.  He has an extensive history providing therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Mr. Lakewood also provided clinical and consultation services to numerous school administrators, educators, students, and families on issues of bullying and behavior management. To view Mr. Lakewood's biography, please click here.

Conference Fees
The cost to attend this 3-hour conference is $35.00 per participant. All major credit/debit cards and personal/business checks are accepted.  School purchase orders are also accepted.
Seating is limited so please pre-register by 
Saturday, January 7th, 2012!!



Please pre-register by visiting StandingUpToBullyingConference.com today!