September 27, 2017

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Do you recognize all of the signs of bullying? Attend this program for discussion and strategies to identify, act and prevent bullying.

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Inclusivity & Acceptance: Bullying | Identify, Act & Prevent
Wednesday, September 27
Stern Center Great Room
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7-9 p.m.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Statistics from the 2012 Indicators of School Crime and Safety show that an adult was notified in less than half (40%) of bullying incidents. This presentation and discussion will provide an overview of bullying, while highlighting support services and legal resources offering tactics for reduction of bullying in schools. Students, parents, family members, and the public are invited to participate in this interactive program, which will be followed by a Q/A period. Refreshments and resource tables will be available. Join us for a community discussion to raise awareness.

The focus of this program will be recognition of the signs of bullying, while highlighting support services and legal resources offering tactics for reduction of bullying in schools. This program is open to the general public and may be of special interest to parents and grandparents.  A question and answer segment will follow the presentation. Several exhibit tables staffed by county community services will also be available for gathering resources.

Presenters include:

Rebecca Hietsch, MS RN-BC | Celtic Healthcare
Francia Doñe Henry, PhD | Susquehanna Township Police Department
Salman Majeed, M.D. | Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Geraldine Johnson, M.Ed. | Cumberland Valley School District

Resource Tables:

UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
Cumberland County Commission for Women
Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission
Cumberland Valley School District: It Takes One
PA Department of Education: Center for Safe Schools
YWCA Carlisle
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services of Cumberland County

This presentation is hosted and supported by Human Resource Services, Wellness Center, Women's & Gender Resource Center, Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and LGBTQ Services in collaboration with the Cumberland County Commission for Women.

Register now via Totara in the Gateway under the course name "Inclusivity & Acceptance," and join us to consider how our experiences of bullying relate to Inclusion and Exclusion, and the negative effects that result. Learn to identify strategies for creating more inclusive environments while preventing the act of bullying by selecting this session and signing up now!

For assistance with registration, please send an email or call ext. 1503.

Further information

  • Location: Stern Center Great Room & Stern 102
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free