Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Program confronts bullying issue, October 23

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015

In conjunction with Bullying Prevention Education Day, Victory Noll Center will present the program “Raising Children to Stand Tall in the Face of Bullying” on Friday, October 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behavior that causes physical and/or psychological harm. With seventy-five percent of school age children reporting they have witnessed or experienced bullying, and approximately seventy percent of individuals experiencing or witnessing bullying in the workplace, this topic remains an important social issue. No one is exempt from the impact this behavior has on our families, friends and communities.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Danielle Green. Green is a bullying activist and the mother of Angel Green, who took her own life at the age of 14 in 2013 as a result of being bullied. Danielle Green, along with other speakers, will share their very important message on how bullying impacts communities and the steps that need to be taken to prevent and respond to this issue.

This program will provide information for academics, policymakers, practitioners, educators, principals, leadership teams, and all community members about the prevalence of bullying in the United States and our communities, what steps need to be taken when witnessing or experiencing bullying, and the latest research on strategies and solutions to help reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying in our communities.

The cost for the program is $20 and includes lunch. Registration is required by October 16. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

For more information about this event or other Victory Noll Center programming, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Payment plans, scholarships and Pay It Forward opportunities are available.