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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Bullying Awareness, Response and Prevention"

West Los Angeles Graduate Campus - 2nd Floor, Room 203, 7-9 PM

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To commemorate October as National Bullying Prevention Month, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) community will unite to educate and raise awareness of bullying and its prevention.

No longer viewed as a harmless part of childhood, bullying, whether face to face or online, has devastating effects on people such as anxiety, depression, school or work avoidance and even suicide.

A panel of experts will discuss the signs and psychological effects of bullying, as well as responsibilities, appropriate responses, and current legislation.

Panelists include:

Dr. John "Jack" McManus, GSEP education professor, a school safety expert witness, participated in the civil case subsequent to the passing of CA Assembly Bill 9: Seth's Law. California Assembly Bill 9: Seth's Law. is named after a 13-year-old California student who committed suicide after being bullied at school, AB 9 requires California public schools to adopt policies to protect students who are targets of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Dr. Keegan Tangeman, director of mental health services at STAR of CA where he oversees the school-based mental health programs. Dr. Tangeman is also a GSEP PsyD program alumnus and adjunct faculty member.

Mr. Jon Pease, clinical and executive director of the non-profit NotTheTarget.com, which helps anyone involved in the cycle of bullying. Mr. Pease also received his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from GSEP.


Moderated by:

Dr. Yolanda Aguerrebere, a member of the GSEP Board of Visitors and a 35-year education leader who has served as a teacher, instructional advisor, elementary and secondary principal, mentor, consultant, researcher, and international speaker. She spent 24 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District and 11 years with the El Rancho Unified School District.