BHSU-Rapid City to host Bully Prevention and Intervention lecture by internationally renowned researcher

Dr. Dorothy Espelage. (submitted photo)

November 6, 2017

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Internationally known researcher and speaker Dr. Dorothy Espelage will deliver a lecture on “Bully Prevention and Intervention: Translating Research to Practice” at Black Hills State University- Rapid City room 112 on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. All community members, including practitioners, educators, parents, and youth are invited.

“Preventing bullying and adverse outcomes associated with it, like depression and suicidal behaviors, is a public concern among our youth, but it is a problem that needs to be addressed by all community members,” says Espelage.

The event will be a lecture and informal colloquium hosted by Youth Voices in Prevention, Rapid City Area Schools, and BHSU-RC. The public is invited to attend and learn more about issues that impact all aspects of our community.

“If you interact at all with youth in your community then you owe to yourself and them to learn about the challenges that youth are facing at school and online as it relates to bullying,” says Espelage. “Once we understand these challenges then we can help these youth overcome them.”

Espelage is a professor of psychology at the University of Florida. She was the recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science and the 2016 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy.

For more information, contact Youth Voices in Prevention at or call 605-381-2568 or Jacob Hamik, admissions coordinator at BHSU-RC, at or 605-718-4194.