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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held annually each year in June to increase awareness about elder abuse prevention and intervention as well as community engagement. The World Day event, with the theme of ageism and how it relates to elder abuse, will be held on June 12, 2015.  For more information, and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Sheehan at 845-471-7213 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Coalition on Elder Abuse would like to thank our generous sponsors for their continued support.

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Adelphi University School of Social Work

Fidelis Care

Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Dutchess Mediation Center hosts event on Walkway


Anti-bullying Walk raises $12,000


More than 300 people from throughout the Hudson Valley spoke out against bullying Saturday on the Walkway Over the Hudson. The fourth annual Anti-bullying Walkathon, hosted by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County, raised more than $12,000 for the agency’s anti-bullying programs.  “We get (reports about bullying incidents) every month from school officials, from young people and their parents,” said Jody Miller, executive director of the Mediation Center. “Bullying is preventable, but it takes the whole community. Holding this event enables us to develop multiple strategies to combat bullying in conjunction with our community partners.”


Red Hook High School graduate William Wasik

Anti-bullying walkathon participants on the Walkway


What is Bullying and How do we Stop It: Workshops Provide Crucial Skills to Prevent and Respond to Bullying

Girl Scouts.  Beulah Baptist Church Youth Group.  Relatives As Parents Program.  What do these groups have in common?  They include youth and adults learning how to prevent and respond to bullying.  Whether being bullied by someone else or witnessing bullying taking place, studies show that others want to help but may not know how.  Participants learn the definition of bullying that includes a pattern