(WEBINAR) Turning the Tide Against a Sea of Mean


CE Type: SW, IACET, APA             # of CE's: 3.0 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

Both boys and girls engage in bullying, and researchers continually examine the role of gender in bullying behavior.  While gender can impact how students bully, there are many other influences that impact the behavior of our youth.  Kids are overwhelmed with negative and harmful influences that create the “sea of mean” many of them live in day after day.  Adults both in and out of school must work together to both intervene in and prevent the “sea of mean” that threatens to tear down any semblance of kindness and decency left among our youth’s culture.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will learn about bullying and harassment, and the influence of cultural norms and gender on both;
  2. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the development of empathy can be effective in the prevention of bullying;
  3. Participants will gain an understanding of cyberbullying and its impact;
  4. Attendees will learn how to create a healthy school culture that works in the prevention of bullying and harassment.


Intended Audience: 

Educators, school staff, & behavioral health provider agency staff.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 3.0 Training Hours)

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3.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content


Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

July 11, 2023

Deborah McCoy

Education Consultant and Trainer

As an Education Consultant and Trainer, Deborah has provided in-depth bullying and sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, and youth & social media workshops and seminars. She has worked for 35 years in the fields of education and training, focusing on bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, threat assessment and school climate and safety. Deborah previously worked for the PA Department of Education, in the Division of Safe & Drug-Free Schools as a Regional Coordinator, providing guidance and assistance to Student Assistance Programs in the eastern part of the state.