Bullying and Cyberbullying in the Pediatric Neurology Population

The Andrulonis Child Mental Health Evening Lecture Series 2013-2014

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education plans evidence-based CME activities that enhance physician competence and performance, improve patient outcomes, and better equip physicians to practice in a changing healthcare environment.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pond House Cafe, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT

Presented by:

  • Peter C. Raffalli, MD, FAAP – Attending, Department of Neurology, and Director, BACPAC (Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative), Boston Children’s Hospital
Target audience: This activity is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, psychiatrists, pediatric advanced-practice nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Child and adolescent psychologists, registered nurses, school nurses, and school social workers also may find the information valuable.

Objectives: Participants will be able to (1) define bullying according to the criteria in the medical literature and describe how it differs from quarreling and other types of student social difficulties; (2) describe the common characteristics of bullies and their victims and the warning signs that enable detection of bullying situations; (3) describe the evidence-based concepts and methods of intervention at the school level in situations of bullying. Identify the common myths and misunderstandings that still exist regarding bullying management; (4) describe the mission of the Pediatrics Project, a joint collaborative effort at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and BACPAC at Boston Children's Hospital and the BACPAC clinic at Children's Hospital Boston; and (5) identify the role of the pediatrician in screening for bullying problems in their patients and in advocating for victims by communicating with the child's school.

5:30-6pm  Registration
5:30-6:30pm  Buffet Dinner
6:30-7:30pm  Lecture
7:30-8pm  Q&A

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of one and a half (1.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities sponsored by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and to share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

Dr. Raffalli does not have a financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.

Dr. Raffalli will not be discussing the use of any off-label products.


Register online or complete and mail this form with payment. For more information, contact Diane Mouradjian, 860.837.6264.