The Bullying Remediation and Court Education (B.R.A.C.E.) partners are pleased to announce their fourth annual Bullying Prevention and Education Conference, made possible by a generous grant from DCU for Kids.

You MUST REGISTER for this free conference* by clicking the “Register Now” button at the bottom of this email to complete the registration process and receive your confirmation email. 

The conference features outstanding morning and afternoon keynote speakers:

Kirk and Laura Smalley                                                                                                  


Stand for the Silent

Stand for the Silent was started in 2010 by a group of high school students in Oklahoma City, OK after they heard the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley’s son, Ty Field-Smalley. At just eleven years old, Ty took his own life after being suspended from school for retaliating against a student who had been bullying him for over two years. Stand for the Silent exists as a platform for Kirk and Laura to share their story, and offer education and tools that will prevent their tragedy from happening to another child and family. To date, the Smalleys have been invited to speak in 42 states and 16 countries, and have reached more than 1,250,000 youth and adults at 1100 schools and community organizations.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja                                                                                                   

Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center

Florida Atlantic University/School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He has written six books, and his interdisciplinary research is widely published and cited in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals. As a noted bullying speaker, Dr.Hinduja also provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on the best practices of identification, prevention, and response. In addition, he has been featured in media outlets that include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, NPR’s All Things Considered, the BBC, and The New York Times.

  • Proof of registration will be required; please save or print your confirmation email and bring it with you to the conference.
  • Snow Date is Friday, March 4th.
  • A complimentary boxed lunch will be served; however, we regret that we cannot accommodate special dietary restrictions, so please plan accordingly.
  • MaMHCA and NASW continuing education credits have been applied for.