Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.


Adelphi Hauppauge Center 55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Cyberbullying and the Impact of Technology on our Youth

with Victor Fornari, M.D.

CEs: 2
Cost: $65

Cyberbullying has been defined as “social terror by technology.” It occurs via various electronic media (i.e. cell phones, computers). Given that our youth check their handheld devices upwards of 80 times per day, we need to understand the potency of this traumatic stressor as it unfolds virally within their social networks.

By definition, cyberbullying is a term that only refers to minors. When adults are involved it is known as cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. This workshop will focus on the assessment and interventions related to the traumatic impact of cyberbullying upon the psychological well-being of youth.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Obtain an overview of the phenomenon of cyberbullying
  2. Describe at least 2 qualities of cyberbullying as a traumatic stressor upon psychological functioning.

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About the Speaker

Victor M. Fornari, M.D.

Victor M. Fornari, M.D.

Victor M. Fornari, M.D. is the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, including the Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Cohen Children’s Medical Center. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Dr. Fornari graduated from Cornell University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received a Masters in Science in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1975. He obtained his Medical Degree at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Fornari completed an internship in pediatrics at Long Island College Hospital, followed by a residency in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was completed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

A noted child and adolescent specialist, Dr. Fornari has served as the director of training of physicians in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fornari is the recipient of the 2016 Wilfred C. Hulse Award from the New York Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for his outstanding contributions to the Field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Dr. Fornari is a recognized expert in the area of child survivors of trauma, and has been appointed by the United States Department of State to the National Crisis Response Team. Dr. Fornari has worked closely with the Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities on their Disaster Mental Health Services. Dr. Fornari has consulted to the Nassau County Mental Health Association over the past 25 years in their School Mental Health Partnership. 

Dr. Fornari is actively involved in research in eating disorders, and has collaborated on numerous published articles and textbook chapters on the subject. He edited a volume entitled, Evidence Based Treatments of Eating Disorders: Children, Adolescents and Adults in 2009 published by NOVA Press, and the Second Edition in 2014. 

In 2010, Dr. Fornari participated in the development of CAP PC, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care, funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health to facilitate and collaborate with Primary Care Providers in the care of youth with mild to moderate mental health concerns. This Program represents a collaboration of five University Academic Medical Centers throughout the State of New York, and has been renewed for an additional five years as a Model Program in the State. In 2017, CAP PC was the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric Services Achievement Bronze Award for innovation.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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