November 19th, 2019 Agenda*
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 3:10 p.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Introduction & Sponsor Appreciations
Joseph Antonelli- Bullying & The Bully: How Can We Address This Behavior?
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson- Empathy vs. Sympathy
Special Performance- Caden B. Morgan
Keynote Address: Lauren Potter- Bullying & Disabilities
Breakout Sessions- Dr. Kristin Mauldin, Making Connections Through Activity
Closing Remarks/Conference Conclusion
*Subject to change
Lauren Potter, Actress/Philanthropist/Activist
An inspiration to all, Lauren Potter has proven herself to be a young woman of strength and character. When professionals told her she “couldn’t” or “wouldn’t,” she worked harder – sometimes to the point of exhaustion. Barriers and limitations put before her became a personal challenge to let people know she is worthy of high ideals and capable of great expectations. Lauren danced before she could walk. She began classes at the age of three and has been doing ballet, tap, jazz and even hip-hop ever since.
She made her acting debut in the movie “Mr. Blue Sky,” where her impressive performance caught the attention of the producers of the hit FOX television series, “Glee,” on which she played the spunky character ‘Becky Jackson’ for six seasons. She was nominated for a SAG Award in the category of “Ensemble in a Comedy Series” for her work on “Glee.” Lauren was also honored with the SAG/AFTRA Harold Russell Award at the Media Access Awards for this series.
Lauren is thrilled to be using her public “voice” that “Glee” has given her to speak out for other people with and without disabilities who may not have the same opportunities. She was an Ambassador for Special Olympics World Games and was also appointed to President Obama’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Lauren served for three years on the International Board of Best Buddies and continues to support them. She has also worked with the non-profit in conjunction with Special Olympics’ “R Word: Spread the Word to End the Word” anti-bullying campaign.
Lauren has since starred in and executive produced the indie drama “Guest Room,” which made its debut at the SXSW Film Festival. Most recently Lauren guest-starred on HBO’s “Veep,” Freeform’s “Switched at Birth”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, and “Chicago Med.” She also starred in a PSA for World Down Syndrome Day, humorously redefining what ‘special needs’ are.
You can follow Lauren on Twitter @TheLaurenPotter, on Instagram @thelaurenpotter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thelaurenpotter
Assistant Principal, Orange Grove High School
Joe Antonelli is currently a continuation high school administrator for the Corona-Norco Unified School District, an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands in the Graduate School of Education, and leads an online course on trauma at Thriving Youniversity, which focuses on trauma-informed practices in education and private industry. Joe was a California Continuation Education Association Administrator of the Year in 2014 and 2019 and is an advocate for all students.
Bullying: it is found in every society in the world and is pervasive throughout the animal kingdom. Why? In this presentation, we will take a look at the causes of bullying from the perspective of evolutionary psychology. We will also take a look at different types of bullies, and how we can address the behavior, both proactively and after it occurs.
Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson
Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California Baptist University
A passionate higher education leader, she has served two institutions as the lead officer in developing numerous graduate programs, research centers, and most recently a community mental health clinic. Globally, she has conducted extensive field work in South America, led study tours throughout Europe, and is currently developing micro-enterprise partnerships in East Africa. Her research aims to increase equity in community partnerships both locally and globally. She resides in California with her husband and two sons, both joining their family through adoption from Ethiopia.
Dr. Kristin Mauldin
Director, Sport and Performance Psychology, California Baptist University
Dr. Mauldin graduated with her Ph.D. in psychology from Miami University and conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Diego. She specializes in the cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory and sport, performance, and exercise psychology. She enjoys her role as a professor of psychology because it gives her the opportunity to study topics she loves while connecting with her students. Now, as the Director of the Sport and Performance Psychology program at California Baptist University, she has had the opportunity to build a graduate program that serves its students and the community. Dr. Mauldin’s own experience growing up with a physically debilitating disease has helped fuel her efforts to design programs that helps others increase their own physical and mental health through the use of techniques grounded in psychology. She lives in Temecula, CA with her husband and three kids.
Caden B. Morgan
Caden Banker Morgan is a 14-year-old singer, songwriter, and actor. Caden started singing at age 3 with the release of his solo CD “Caden Comes to Town.” Caden’s first original music video “Healing Helps (anti-bullying pop anthem)” has eclipsed 40,000 views on YouTube. Caden enjoys live performances having sung the National Anthem in front of 19,000 at the L. A. Clippers game, as well many other venues large and small. Most recently Caden was in the Musical “Oliver” and sang “Stand By Me” at the S.A.C.K. “Kindness” Conference in front of 4,000 kids and adults.
Check out his inspiring & viral anti-bullying anthem “Healing Helps” on YouTube!