State Bullying Conference (2012)

Bullying Prevention in the Promotion of a Positive School Climate: Effective Principles and Practices

Over 500 teachers, administrators, law enforcement personnel and others, gathered to discuss bullying prevention efforts in schools across the Commonwealth of Virginia on June 20th, 2012.

The conference, held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School, was co-hosted by the Virginia departments of Education, Health and Criminal Justice Services; the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project; the Virginia Department of Education Region 5 Training and Technical Assistance Center at James Madison University; and Youth-Nex.

The event brought together national scholars on bullying who presented new research on effective methods to reduce bullying. 

Download the program and speaker biographies (PDF).

Following the public conference, a think tank for bullying researchers was held at the Curry School of Education.

Media Coverage

Read the articles written and watch news videos about our conference below:

About Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex, The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, is a trans-disciplinary center that aims to expand and apply the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world.