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Bullying expert Susan Swearer to speak at school in Easton, Maryland

swearer8Take a step toward preventing bulling by attending a free discussion led by bullying expert Dr. Susan Swearer at The Country School in Easton, Maryland March 20 at 7 p.m.

Swearer is a professor of school psychology and co-director of the Bullying Research Network, based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will present a discussion on bullying that will cover how to manage difficult situations within a school environment and also how to encourage positive behavior from students. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.

Over the past decade, Swearer, a licensed psychologist, has collected data and conducted staff training in elementary, middle, and high schools, with the goal of helping school personnel establish strategies to reduce bullying behaviors. Her Target Bullying Intervention Program has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and she was an invited presenter at the most recent White House Bullying Prevention Conference. She has authored over 100 book chapters and articles on the topics of bullying, depression, and anxiety in school-aged youth and is the co-author of the recently published book, “Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools” (Swearer, Espelage, & Napolitano, 2009). In addition, she has co-edited two other bullying-related books.

“Dr. Swearer has worked with our faculty on these important topics, and while she will work with our teachers again on this visit, we also recognize the importance of strong education for parents on matters related to bullying,” said Neil Mufson, The Country School’s headmaster. “We are fortunate that Dr. Swearer will return to our school and also address the greater community about this priority issue.”

The school is located at 716 Goldsborough St. in Easton. Reservations are not required and admission is free. A video of the presentation will be available on the school website, http://www.countryschool.org/ beginning March 21.

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