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2017 MASP Fall Conference

  • October 20, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Independence School District Central Office, 201 N. Forest Ave., Independence, MO 64050


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Missouri Association of School Psychologists

2017 Fall Conference

October 20, 2017

Independence School District Central Office

201 N. Forest Ave.

Independence, MO 64050

Bullying Prevention and Intervention


Chad A. Rose, Ph.D.

Workshop Presentation:

Bullying and School-Aged Youth: Increasing Understanding and Response Skills

Presented by: Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. 

Bullying is a pervasive problem facing the nation’s youth. According to the United States Department of Education (2015), approximately 1 in 5 students experience high rates of victimization. Unfortunately, when disability status is considered, students who receive special education services are up to three times more likely to be involved in bullying when compared to their peers without disabilities. Given the high prevalence and adverse outcomes, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted legislation related to bully prevention. Therefore, it is critical for all educational professionals to be able to recognize, respond, and report instances of bullying. 

This workshop is designed to explore the bullying dynamic through a social-ecological lens. Consequently, four critical themes will be evaluated. First, a general context will be established by introducing the definition, behavioral development, and outcomes associated with bullying. Second, risk factors will be examined, including factors that place traditionally marginalized subgroups of youth at escalated risk for bullying involvement. Third, skill-based interventions will be discussed, including school-wide; targeted; and individualized interventions, as well as effective systems of measurement. Finally, responsibilities under federal and state anti-bullying and harassment laws will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

·        Understand the intricacies of the bullying dynamic, including role fluctuation

·        Recognize individual characteristics and social and environmental factors that place students, including those from specific subgroups, at escalated risk for bullying involvement

·        Be able to develop and implement skill-based interventions to reduce bullying at the school-wide, targeted, and individual levels

·        Summarize state and federal policies related to bullying and harassment, especially among traditionally marginalized populations

About the Speaker:

Chad A. Rose, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Missouri, and the Director of the Mizzou Ed Bully Prevention Lab. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. Dr. Rose’s research focuses on the intersection of disability labels and special education services within the bullying dynamic, unique predictive and protective factors associated with bullying involvement among students with disabilities, and bully prevention efforts within a multi-tiered educational framework. Since 2009, Rose has authored or co-authored 60 articles or book chapters that directly address bullying, challenging behaviors, or assessment. Recently, Dr. Rose was a co-investigator on a NICHD grant exploring the longitudinal influence of online racial discrimination and general victimization on adolescent adjustment, principal investigator on a large-scale, cross-sectional study investigating the predictive nature of social-ecological factors on the involvement of students with disabilities in the bullying dynamic, and principal investigator on a NICHD LRP project that examined the use of a targeted social skills curriculum as a vehicle to reduce bullying involvement among youth with or at-risk for disability identification. Dr. Rose was the recipient of the 2015 Alberti Center Early Career Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Bully Abuse Prevention.

MASP 2017 Fall Conference Agenda

Friday: October 20, 2017

7:00am – 8:00am: Registration Sign-In

8:00am – 9:00am: Membership Meeting

9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am – 10:30am: Workshop Presentation

10:30am – 10:45am: Break

10:45am – 12:00pm: Workshop Presentation

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Awards/Scholarships

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch and Networking Time (lunch provided onsite)

1:15pm – 2:30pm: Workshop Presentation

2:30pm – 2:45pm: Break

2:45pm – 4:00pm: Workshop Presentation

MASP is a NASP approved provider for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. This training provides 5 NASP approved CPDs. You must stay the entire session, in order to receive your CPDs.

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