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University Center brings NIU anti-bullying conference to county

GRAYSLAKE – On April 25, the University Center of Lake County will again host a professional development day for school administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff members on how they can respond to the issue of bullying in their schools.  

It is the seventh annual conference organized by the NIU College of Education Office of External & Global Programs and NIU’s Continuing and Professional Education unit and the third year in which they have partnered with University Center of Lake County.

Sessions include two that will be presented live in DeKalb and video-conferenced to Grayslake: “New Ways to Think About Bullying: How the Latest Research Informs our Work in Schools” by Christine Malecki, professor in psychology and school psychology program director, NIU; and “What Educators Need to Know about Bullying” by NIU School Psychology program U.S. Department of Education grant-supported scholars from their “Project Prevent and Address Bullying in Schools.”  

The third session will be live in Grayslake and video-conferenced to DeKalb: “Teaching Empathy to Adolescents: The Lived Experience of a Middle School Counselor Addressing Cyberbullying” by Gerald Corbin, assistant professor, Division of Human Services, Concordia University Chicago, and La Toya Patterson, LPC.  

Lunch is included. Registration is open at


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