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40-HOUR TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION TRAINING FOR 2015

Two different dates, same training!

Thursday, July 30 - Monday, August 3, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Location:  Dutchess Community College

OR

Thursday, August 6 - Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Location: Marist College Student Center

This training is: New York CLE approved: 32.5 CLE Hours (2 Ethics) Approved under Part 146 by the NYS Unified Court System's Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs. *Due to a full roster, there are no volunteer opportunities at this time. Volunteer training will be held in 2016.      *Placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is Part 146 approved does not


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7th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Focuses on Ageism

The Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County held its 7th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 12, 2015 at the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge. This year’s theme was Older Adults Deserve Dignity…ageism is no joke.  Keynote speaker, Ashton Applewhite, focused on the role of ageism in elder abuse.  Ashton also writes a blog, This Chair Rocks and Yo, Is This Ageist?  More than 165 people, including Dutchess county residents of all ages, state and county elected officials, and vendors attended.  

The Champion for Elder Rights & Safety Award was presented to Robert Allers, who


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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


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