The Ins & Outs of Bullying and the Role of Self-Confidence: A Beginning Look

Sunday,  January 13th  1-2:30pm

Presenters: Lauren May, M.Ed. and Michelle Prosje-Heeter, Psy.D.

Attention: Parents of children and youth age Kindergarten – 8th grade

We will define bullying, discuss the roles children play in situations, identify warning signs, review how to open conversations about bullying and other peer interactions with your children. We will also review how self-confidence is established and linked to social interactions and interpersonal dynamics.

Some specific scenarios and key pointers for parents will be reviewed. There will be a question box in order to try to address parent concerns and all participants will be encouraged to write and submit a question at the beginning of the session OR PRIOR TO the session via email. *We encourage parents who have questions to email them AHEAD OF TIME directly to Michelle: This will ensure we plan and organize information pertinent to the audience.

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About the Speakers

Michelle Prosje, Psy.D.

NeuroBehavioral Specialists of Jacksonville, Inc.

 Michelle Prosje, Psy. D. is a licensed psychologist/neuropsychologist and president of NeuroBehavioral Specialists of Jacksonville, Inc. (NBS-JAX). Dr. Prosje has extensive training in education and psychology, including developmental, school, and neuro-psychology. Her undergraduate majors included special education and dance education. She spent summers teaching at camps for children with ADHD and was involved in arts programs for special needs children. After college, she moved overseas to The Netherlands and Thailand to teach children in international schools. Following five years overseas, she returned stateside to pursue graduate education in school psychology from UF and clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from GSPP. She trained at Emory’s Center for Rehabilitation and completed her internship studies at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She was fellowship trained at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in Gainesville. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan with various neurological disorders and physical limitations, including individuals with stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and many others. Since her move to Jacksonville in September 2011, Dr. Prosje has worked for Brooks Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology Consultants. She currently is active in the Parkinson’s disease community and conducts the UF Health-JAX monthly support group for patients. Dr. Prosje’s approach to patient care is to care for the whole person and raise awareness of the mind (brain), heart (emotion), and body (physical/medical issues) connection. Contact Information:,, Phone: (904) 685-1234, Fax: (866) 809-9424.

She has background teaching special education in elementary schools; regular classroom for grades Kindergarten, 3, and 4; and served as a school psychologist. She has provided numerous workshops for teachers and parents and is a mom to three daughters herself.

Lauren May

M.Ed in Early Childhood and Educational Leadership

Step Up for Students Jacksonville, Inc.

Lauren May has ten years experience in education in Florida. She received her M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from the University of Florida and her M.Ed in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University. She has a passion for providing all children high-quality education to meet their needs. Lauren is currently working at Step Up for Students in the Policy and Public Affairs office.  Lauren helped to provide free swim lessons for children that receive free and reduced lunch in Jacksonville through the YMCA’s Safety in Water program. She is an advocate for the educational, physical and social-emotional rights of children in poverty. Lauren has two children, Madelyn, age 5 and Logan, age 3. She enjoys being outside with her family and volunteering at her children’s schools.


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