Registration Now Open!
Uniting our Community Against Bullying • Nov 9-13 • #ABICon2020
Our Bullying Prevention Conference has gone virtual as a free week-long online educational event for professionals, parents/guardians, and youth. We look forward to your attendance in aiding to spread Kindness, Empathy, and Inclusion!
View our speakers and webinar sessions below. Signing up for this conference enters you for a chance to win Kindness Kits for your classroom or group, or an Amazon Gift Card. Learn more and register now below!
Monday, November 9 • Educator/Professional Sessions
Rev. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson, M.S.W., D.Min. | Speaker bio
Session Title: Keep Hope Alive
10:00 AM, PST | Mon, Nov 9
Session Description: There is healing and hope for the bully and survivors to transform trauma into triumph. Dr. Charles Lee-Johnson will share his personal story of overcoming bullying as an adolescent, and share the restorative process that led to healing and hope for both his former bully and himself. Pain can be transformed into power.
Dr. Kathleen Sarmiento, DSW, LMFT Speaker bio
Session Title: S.U.P.E.R. (Students Utilizing Peer Educational Resources) Peer Counseling Program©
2:00 PM, PST | Mon, Nov 9
Session Description: Dr. Sarmiento will discuss implementation of the S.U.P.E.R. Peer Program©, the program manual, evaluation procedures and outcomes, potential challenges, and how to address a wide range of issues among our youth. Students in this program are selected from diverse backgrounds and offer a different level of knowledge to provide better services for the students. Dr. Sarmiento will discuss the extensive training these students are given, such as mandated reporter training, suicide prevention, and other specialties.
In addition to individualized meetings, the S.U.P.E.R. Peer Counselors can provide: Peer Meditation, Workshops, Mental Health Awareness Week, Social-Skills Lessons, Prevention Services for Suicide, Bullying, Violence, and Substance Use, Virtual Webinars, Virtual Meditation, and more.
Don Powell, Instructional Services Administrator, Educational Services, RCOE Speaker bio
Session Title: The Impossible Journey
5:00 PM, PST | Mon, Nov 9
Session Description: In 1946, the world record for the mile stood at 4:01. The sport went crazy for a few years, desperate to have someone run the mile in under 4 minutes. By the 1950s, the goal was all but abandoned. Not only was it considered impossible, it was considered dangerous. Roger Bannister shattered the idea of impossible in 1954 when he ran the mile in 3:59.4. Spend some time with me discussing the impossible journeys in our lives and how we can achieve the impossible with kindness, empathy and inclusion.
*Note: This session will contain links and resources for adults who work with children.
Thursday, November 12 • Youth Sessions
Rilee Hillman, Prevention Coordinator, RARCC | Speaker bio
Session Title: Bystander Intervention: The First Step to Prevention is Intervention
10:00 AM, PST | Thur, Nov 12
Session Description: The bystander intervention workshop will help turn passive bystanders into active bystanders in problematic situations. It will give people the tools and information on how to be helpful in situations that require intervention.
This workshop is appropriate for people aged 12 and up, especially those in middle and high school.
Gustavo Hurtado Jr., Mental Health Education and Outreach Coordinator, Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance, Pronouns: He/She/They | Speaker bio
Session Title: TRACES and Growth
2:00 PM, PST | Thur, Nov 12
Session Description: LGBTQ+ youth will receive education on Mental Health Disparities and introducing the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The program trains youth to understand the unique LGBTQ-specific risk factors that may put them at increased risk of negative health outcomes. Youth participating in the virtual workshop will receive information on unique strategies to build coping skills and resiliency. Specifically speaking to the experience of being a Queer or Trans youth of color ages 14-18 in the IE.
Length 30-45 minutes
Tuesday, November 10 • Parent & Guardian Sessions
James Woods, Dat Yoga Dude, M.F.T Masters in Counseling and R.Y.T Registered Yoga Instructor
Session Title: Yelling to Yoga
10:00 AM, PST | Tues, Nov 10
Session Description: This session is intended for participants to learn tools and techniques to manage stress, relax and refocus as a parent, staff, or youth.
Ann Ortega, Education Director, ADL LA Speaker bio
Session Title: The Intersection of Bias and Bullying
2:00 PM, PST | Tues, Nov 10
Session Description: Every day many students are targeted on the basis of their race, religion, social class, sexual orientation, or other aspect of identity. In this educational session, participants will explore the intersections between identity, bias, and bullying. Focusing on personal and cultural identity, activities will help participants explore the many aspects of identity and they shape thoughts, attitudes and perceptions of others. Activities that address the language of bias will help establish a common language for discussing issues associated with identity-based bullying, and provide an introduction on how to shift roles from bystander to ally.
*Intended for a general audience consisting of both educators and parents.
Wednesday, November 11 • Veterans Day (No Sessions)
In observance of Veterans Day we will not be holding any conference sessions. We honor and thank the men and women who have served, and their families. Thank you for your sacrifices and service!
Friday, November 13 • Youth Sessions
Don Powell, Instructional Services Administrator, Educational Services Division of RCOE | Speaker bio
Session Title: The Impossible Journey 10:00 AM, PST | Fri, Nov 13
Session Description: In 1946, the world record for the mile stood at 4:01. The sport went crazy for a few years desperate to have someone run the mile in under 4 minutes. By the 1950s, the goal was all but abandoned. Not only was it considered impossible, it was considered dangerous. Roger Bannister shattered the idea of impossible in 1954 when he ran the mile in 3:59.4. Spend some time with me discussing the impossible journeys in our lives and how we can achieve the impossible with kindness, empathy and inclusion.
While all are welcome to this session, it is specifically geared toward students from upper elementary to high school.
Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre *Please note this presentation will not be available as a recording.
Session Title: Don’t Forget to Like: Interactive Cyberbullying Workshop
3:00 PM, PST | Fri, Nov 13
About this special virtual workshop: This play creates a springboard for discussion between teachers, parents and students regarding the potential consequences of cyberbullying. It highlights the need for limits on screen time and suggests strategies for using social media in a positive way. This 90-minute program illustrates that creating boundaries can promote self-care and contribute to greater self-awareness. It empowers students to build an environment where empathy becomes compassionate action, and tolerance and diversity are celebrated.
Please carefully note our two registration options below.
If you are signing up individually as a professional development opportunity, please do not share this link with others.
This virtual workshop is intended for students’ grades 6th-8th. If you are an adult signing up on behalf of yourself and a group of students, please be aware that you will have to attend for the entire duration of the webinar with your class.
* Each webinar you sign up for gives you an additional chance to win.
** Note-Your prize can be donated to the classroom of your choice if you are not a school teacher in Riverside County, CA.
***Picture is an example of items that will be sent in each kit.
Signing up for this conference enters you for a chance to win one of these great attendee prizes:
Grand Prize: Kindness Kits for A Classroom
• Each kit is filled with Kindness Cards, bullying prevention interactive activities and more!
• School must be located in Riverside County, CA
• Grade Appropriate
• Up to 35 Students
• Postage Paid to Mail to Students’ Homes
• Delivered in time for Kindness Week, February 2021
Attendee Prize #1 : $100 Amazon Gift Card
Attendee Prize #2 : $50 Amazon Gift Card
To become a sponsor, contact Marketing and Events Coordinator, Alina Cota at Alina@RMCcharity.org. The sponsorship deadline is Friday, October 23. View the sponsorship form here.
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