Dr. Julaine Field, Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, will present at the Kids Count 2010 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday, December 7th on the topic of bullying.
Her presentations, entitled "Untangling the Web: Prevention and Intervention for Bullying" and "Cyberbullying" are designed for administrators, organizational leaders, teachers and youth workers.
Dr. Rhonda Williams was interviewed with the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph September 8, 2010.
During her interview she discussed the stabbing of a local boy by a fellow classmate in the throat.
Dr. Williams said there is often a "code of silence" amongst kids because they fear being known as a "narc."
Children can be reluctant to talk to adults, though, for several reasons, ranging from a fear of bullying from peers who find out they "told" to simple immaturity, she said.
"Kids try real hard to solve their own problems thinking they've got the skills to do that and they really don't," Williams said.
She stated that parents should emphasize to their children that if they think something bad can happen, they should tell somebody and that keeping it secret isn't an option because that puts somebody's life in danger.
The COE is pleased to announce that the Counseling & Human Services Chair David Fenell, Ph.D., has been appointed as the interim Dean of the College.
We wish Dr. La Vonne Neal the best and thank her for all her contributions to the COE during her tenure as Dean for the last five years. She was appointed as the new Dean of the College of Education at Northern Illinois University.
Also, Associate Dean Dr. Lindy Crawford is leaving the COE later this summer for Texas Christian University. We thank her for the outstanding job she has done and wish her the best as well.