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Saint Francis and NAACP to host diversity summit

March 30, 2012

Saint Francis University and the NAACP Johnstown Unit are sponsoring the 2012 High School Diversity Summit on Thursday, April 26, on the Saint Francis campus. The focus of the summit is “Bullying Prevention,” and it is open to high school administrators and student leaders.

Saint Francis University and the NAACP Johnstown Unit are sponsoring the 2012 High School Diversity Summit on Thursday, April 26, on the Saint Francis campus. The focus of the summit is “Bullying Prevention,” and it is open to high school administrators and student leaders.

The summit will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will include a morning and an afternoon session. The keynote will be delivered by Michelle Nutter, who will speak about “Enhancing Positive School Climate through Effective Bullying Prevention.” Nutter is the Center for Safe Schools Project Manager and is a Pennsylvania-certified teacher. She is also a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer, and she provides bullying prevention training and consultation services to Pennsylvania schools. She is responsible for many state-wide initiatives aimed at improving school safety and reducing youth violence.

The second session is titled, “Beyond Bullying: Civil and Criminal Law Implications.” By the end of this training participants will be able to understand how bullying behavior impacts today’s students and their school environment, provide examples of bullying behaviors that cross the line into criminal activity, and explore the issues of “protected class” and “deliberate indifference” as it relates to bullying.

For questions, registration or other information, contact the Saint Francis Counseling Center, Director David Wilson: 814-472-3211 or dwilson@francis.edu.