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Social Emotional Learning: A Sustained Approach to Preventing Bullying
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)
- May 23 8:00-9:00 AM Pacific / San Francisco (world times)
Registration is free. Donations are welcome to the Developing World EQ Fund, used to provide emotional intelligence training and materials to countries that can not otherwise afford these services.
About Your Presenters:
Stephanie Orr was named Executive Director of the Casa Center for Prevention of Abuse and Violence in 1988. Stephanie’s passion is to have all children, teens and adults live of life of healthy relationships and to reach their potential through continual development of their emotional intelligence and choice. Through this work Stephanie is able to accomplish her other passion which is to prevent and/or decrease child abuse, bullying and relationship violence. Stephanie is described as a visionary with unstoppable energy. In 1998, she was named one of the 50 most powerful people in Arizona by Phoenix magazine.
Stephanie has held numerous leadership positions in Arizona. She was appointed by both Governor Symington and Governor Hull to Chair the Governor’s Commission on Violence againstWomen from 1995–2000. She also formed the Arizona Sexual Assault Coalition now known as Arizona Sexual Assault Network. She was member of the founding organizations of Arizona Voicesfor Victims, Arizona Employers against Domestic Violence, Maricopa Association ofGovernments of Domestic Violence Council (MAG), Arizona Department of Public Safety Advisory Council, and the Arizona STOP Violence Team.
Under her leadership, Casa has transitioned from the original mission of crisis and counseling services to the current mission to provide prevention education programs to teach children, teens and adults emotional intelligence and optimal relationship skills simultaneous to violence reduction. She is a hands-on Director spending much of her time in research of best practices of emotional intelligence and bullying prevention.
Lauren Hyman Kaplan
Lauren Hyman Kaplan, M.A, is a consultant, speaker, certified emotional intelligence coach and school counselor in the field of social and emotional learning, emotional intelligence and bullying prevention. She is a former independent school teacher and school counselor with over 15 years of experience training and providing consulting to schools around the United States and the world. She conducts presentations, workshops and provides on-going consulting to schools and parenting organizations and teaches the New York State mandated SAVE violence prevention training for educators.
She was the Regional Implementation Director for the Developing Safe and Civil Schools Project at Rutgers University, funded by the NJ Department of Education. She is a certified consultant to the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, a Grant Reviewer for the US Department of Education and a certified Star Factor Emotional Intelligence Coach. She is an adjunct instructor at Bank Street College of Education and the co-author of the New York State "Interpersonal Violence Prevention Resource Guide for Parents and Educators" (New York State Department of Education, 2002) and "The Importance of Self Awareness for School Counselors" in Emotionally Intelligent School Counseling (Erlbaum, 2005).
Dr. Susan Stillman, Six Seconds’ Global Director of Education
With years of experience as an educational leader, scholar-practitioner, K-12 school counselor and higher ed faculty, Susan brings a diverse background and set of skills to bear on her mission to build and sustain the Six Seconds' educational programs aaround the world. Susan delivers the EQ Educator Certification and SEI-E Virtual Certification classes for Six Seconds. She is an adjunct instructor at Fielding Graduate University and Northcentral University, specializing in social emotional learning and in grounded theory methodology. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on emotional intelligence, social emotional learning, and school counseling.