Annual Conference

Through our annual conference, you can gain access to timely, essential information on bullying, victimization and related issues that can be utilized in school and community settings.


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2022 Alberti Center Conference

Centering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Promote Positive School Culture and Student Well-Being

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
Hybrid event
Classics V Banquet Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY
(or online for virtual attendees)

Keynote Presentation

Psychological Well-being: Fostering Resilience Among Students of Color

This keynote address will focus on promoting resilience and well-being of diverse students in schools. School personnel will learn ways to create an educational context that embraces the needs of racially and culturally diverse students, enhances belonging, and engages students. Attendees will learn practical strategies for activating culturally grounded protective factors that can unlock the potential of historically disadvantaged students. Research results on effective strategies for culturally responsive school engagement will also be presented.

Attendees will be able to…

1.   Recognize chronic stress in children and adolescents and its impact on belonging and school engagement

2.   Analyze and mitigate threats to resilience and sense of belonging for youth of color in schools

3.   Use identity affirming practices when supporting the needs of racialized and minoritized youth.

Image of Janine M Jones, PhD, NCSP.

Janine M. Jones, PhD, NCSP

Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Washington

Afternoon Panel

Perspectives on DEI in Schools and Community

Moderated by: Amanda Nickerson, PhD

Photo of Darren J. Brown-Hall.

Darren J. Brown-Hall, EdD
Superintendent of Schools
Williamsville Central School District

Photo of Dr. Lura Lunkenheimer.

Lura Lunkenheimer, EdD
President and CEO
Peaceful Schools

Photo of Chantele Thompson.

Chantele M. Thompson, MPA, MEd
Chief Diversity Officer
Mayor Byron Brown's Office
City of Buffalo

Photo of Tonja Williams.

Tonja M. Williams, EdD
Buffalo City School District

Student Voices

Fuerza: LGBTQ Latinx Youth Speak Their Truth
9th Annual BAND Against Bullying 2021 Virtual BAVPA Middle School


Registration is now closed for this event.

3 CE credits available for LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, & licensed psychologists!

The University at Buffalo Counseling Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0504, and recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0129. The University at Buffalo Counseling Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content

NASP Professional Development approval!

The University at Buffalo’s School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing professional development. The University at Buffalo maintains responsibility for this continuing professional development activity.