Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
News and Updates
Volume 4 | Issue 4 | December 2015    
2015-2016 Alberti Center 
Colloquium Series
The 2015-2016 Alberti Center Colloquium Series continued with a presentation by Dr. Timothy Servoss
and Dr. Jeremy Finn 
Security Measures in American Schools: Are Schools Safer? on November 18. The presentation is available
online here.

 The next presentation in the series will take place on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 with Dr. Rina Eiden, senior research scientist from the UB Research Institute on Addictions. Dr. Eiden will be presenting on Children of Substance Using Parents: Pathways to Risk and Resilience. Registration is now open here.

NYSED DASA Training 
Sessions Available
The Alberti Center is an approved provider of the NYSED DASA Training workshops. Registration information and winter through spring session dates are available on the Alberti Center's NYS Dignity Act Training webpage.

Featured Resource
A great resource to share! This comprehensive parenting toolkit was produced by NBC News and is supported by education experts (including Dr. Maurice Elias, keynote speaker at our 2015 Conference) at Pearson. The kit includes tips for parents, conversation starters, and book recommendations to enhance social and emotional learning. 
2014-2015 Annual Report
The Alberti Center Annual Report, highlighting the projects, events, publications, and contributions of the Center during the 2014-2015 fiscal year is complete and can be viewed here:



         Follow us on Twitter        View our videos on YouTube        Like us on Facebook         View our profile on LinkedIn        
In Review: 2015 Alberti Center Annual Conference
The 2015 Alberti Center Annual Conference took place on Monday, October 19, at Classics V Banquet Facility. The keynote speaker was Dr. Maurice Elias, Rutgers University,
Dr. Maurice Elias, keynote presenter for 2015 Annual Conference
and the afternoon presentation was given by Dr. Jennifer Greif Green, Boston University. Robert Coniglio, assistant principal at Clarence High School, Tracey Banks, coordinator at Kaleida Health's Early Childhood Direction Center, and Leslie Barr, school social worker in the Amherst Central School District, also participated in a panel discussion during the afternoon. 

Dr. Elias presented his research on 

A special thank you to the 2015 Alberti Center conference sponsors: embraceWNY, Buffalo Teachers Federation, Child and Family Services, Hodgson Russ, National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, New York Association of School Psychologists, UB Graduate School of Education, and UB Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 
Generous Donation from Queen of Heaven 
5K Fundraiser 
Dr. Amanda Nickerson accepts
the donation check from Queen
of Heaven students Leah Jurek
and Luke Nowak
On Saturday, October 10, Queen of Heaven school faculty, staff, students, parents, and members of the community came out to support "Run, Walk, or Roll Against Bullying 5K" in West Seneca. Proceeds from this event raised over $900 for the Alberti Center! This very generous donation will be used to support research, presentations, and events to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community. The Alberti Center team greatly appreciates the effort from all of those involved with coordinating this event and for selecting the Center as a beneficiary. Way to go Queen of Heaven!
Committee for Children Grant
The Alberti Center has partnered with the UB Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) on a grant to evaluate a series of family videos designed by the Committee for Children for the Second Step Child Protection Unit to help parents of young children to talk to their children about personal safety and child sexual abuse. Dr. Jennifer Livingston, RIA, and Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Alberti Center, are co-Principal Investigators on the grant. Dr. Kathleen Allen, Alberti Center, is a Principal Research Scientist on the grant as well. You can read more about this grant project here.
Welcome to our Newest Team Member!
Mary-Lynn McHugh is our newest research assistant to join the Alberti Center team! Mary-Lynn has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Le Moyne College, Syracuse New York. She is currently in the School Psychology Masters and Advanced Certificate program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research interests include social emotional learning preventative initiatives and interventions currently in place in schools. Learn about each of the Center team members on the Alberti Center website!
Quick Links


Do you have suggestions for a future Alberti Center newsletter?  Share your ideas!