Trainings

The Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy sponsors trainings throughout the year to benefit those who work with children or have an interest in advocating for children.

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THE ANTI-BULLYING CERTIFICATE TRAINING (Brochure)

Location:
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2011 - University Hall Room 1030
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - University Hall Room 1040

Expert faculty will present state of the art information on bullying with an emphasis on the New Jersey anti-bullying law and what the law means for our children. Participants will receive 12 hours of training across two Saturdays.

For more information:

Contact Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy at 973-655-4188

Participating Faculty and guest speakers:

Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy and Policy &
CEO, Beyond Consulting NJ

Mr. Vespa-Papaleo previously served as Executive Director of the NJ Division on Civil Rights where he investigated and prosecuted school bullying cases and was responsible for the leading school bullying court decision, LW v. Toms River Regional Schools. As Senior Counsel to the State Public Advocate he played a key role in the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on legal issues involving school bullying. He collaborated as co-author of the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, recognized as the strongest anti-bullying law in the country.

Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW
Director of Training in Behavioral Science, Overlook Hospital
Clinical Instructor Family Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Green is a psychotherapist, Director of Training in Behavioral Science for resident physicians at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ, Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and founder of the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention. For the 12 years since its founding, the Coalition has provided information on bullying to thousands of parents, organizations, and professionals through community talks, a hotline (908-522-2581) and web site (www.njbullying.org). He has conducted educational sessions and project meetings about childhood bullying, and played an important role in development of the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools. As Chair of the Commission, Dr. Green played a key role in the development of the new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.

Nydia Monagas, PsyD
Professor, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy

Dr. Monagas completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.  She also has a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University and has completed the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Case Consultation Project.  Dr. Monagas previously worked at the St. Clare’s Center for the Protection of Children and at the Dorothy B. Hersch Regional Diagnostic Center where she conducted psychological evaluations and treatment for children and families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services.  She also served on the Board of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) from 2001-2009.  Her professional and clinical interests focus on child victimization, including child maltreatment and bullying.

Robert McCormick, PhD
Former Director, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy
Former professor, Psychology

Dr. McCormick maintained a private practice in Montclair where worked extensively with children and adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. He published and lectured extensively on issues related to the well-being of children. In addition to two books and numerous publications, Dr. McCormick spearheaded the development of numerous academic programs in Child Advocacy, including the Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and the first Master of Arts degree in Child Advocacy in the country. Dr. McCormick was instrumental in securing two major grants from the Division of Youth and Family, one which supports the Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and another which partners Montclair State with Rutgers and Stockton in a state-wide initiative to provide training for DYFS workers. He had extensive experience in the field of forensic psychology and served as a consultant to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) in child abuse cases, particularly involving Latino families and children offering expert testimony and performing Termination of Parental Rights evaluations. Dr. McCormick also worked as a staff psychologist at Mt. Carmel Guild Community Health Center in Newark for many years. Dr. McCormick served on the Board of Advisers for the Office of the Child Advocate. He was also program director of the Child/Adolescent Clinical graduate program at Montclair State.


The Anti-Bullying Certificate (12 Hour Training)

Expert faculty will present state of the art information on bullying with an emphasis on the New Jersey anti-bullying law and what the law means for our children. Participants will receive 12 hours of training across three saturdays.

View the Brochure

Dates:
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Location: ** please note that the location has recently been changed **
University Hall, Room 1010, Montclair State University


Participating Faculty and guest speakers:

Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy &
CEO, Beyond Consulting NJ

Mr. Vespa-Papaleo previously served as Executive Director of the NJ Division on Civil Rights where he investigated and prosecuted school bullying cases and was responsible for the leading school bullying court decision,  LW v. Toms River Regional Schools.  As Senior Counsel to the State Public Advocate he played a key role in the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on legal issues involving school bullying.  He collaborated as co-author of the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, recognized as the strongest anti-bullying law in the country.

Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW
Director of Training in Behavioral Science, Overlook Hospital
Clinical Instructor Family Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Green is a psychotherapist, Director of Training in Behavioral Science for resident physicians at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ, Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and founder of the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention. For the 12 years since its founding, the Coalition has provided information on bullying to thousands of parents, organizations, and professionals through community talks, a hotline (908-522-2581) and web site (www.njbullying.org). He has conducted educational sessions and project meetings about childhood bullying, and played an important role in development of the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools. As Chair of the Commission, Dr. Green played a key role in the development of the new Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.

Nydia Monagas, PsyD
Professor, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy

Dr. Monagas completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She also has a Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University and has completed the NJ Child Sexual Abuse Case Consultation Project. Dr. Monagas previously worked at the St. Clare’s Center for the Protection of Children and at the Dorothy B. Hersch Regional Diagnostic Center where she conducted psychological evaluations and treatment for children and families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services. She also served on the Board of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) from 2001-2009.  Her professional and clinical interests focus on child victimization, including child maltreatment and bullying.

Robert McCormick, PhD
Former Director, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy
Former professor, Psychology

Dr. McCormick maintained a private practice in Montclair where worked extensively with children and adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. He published and lectured extensively on issues related to the well-being of children. In addition to two books and numerous publications, Dr. McCormick spearheaded the development of numerous academic programs in Child Advocacy, including the Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and the first Master of Arts degree in Child Advocacy in the country. Dr. McCormick was instrumental in securing two major grants from the Division of Youth and Family, one which supports the Post-BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and another which partners Montclair State with Rutgers and Stockton in a state-wide initiative to provide training for DYFS workers. He had extensive experience in the field of forensic psychology and served as a consultant to the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) in child abuse cases, particularly involving Latino families and children offering expert testimony and performing Termination of Parental Rights evaluations. Dr. McCormick also worked as a staff psychologist at Mt. Carmel Guild Community Health Center in Newark for many years. Dr. McCormick served on the Board of Advisers for the Office of the Child Advocate. He was also program director of the Child/Adolescent Clinical graduate program at Montclair State.


Anti- Bullying Symposium

March 2nd, 2011
 

Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore bullying, causes, and prevention. The new Anti-Bullying law recently signed by Governor Christie will also be discussed. It is regarded as the strongest Anti-Bullying law in the United States.

Special Guest Speakers:

Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, Robert D. McCormick Center for Child Advocacy
CEO, Beyond Consulting NJ

Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW

Director of Training in Behavioral Science, Overlook Hospital
Clinical Instructor Family Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University
Free event