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5th Annual Anti-bullying Youth Summit

Workshop Proposal

ATTENTION STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

We are hosting our Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit for students in grades 7-12 at Dutchess BOCES on Friday, December 2, 2016 and we need YOUR help to make this year AMAZING We are seeking WORKSHOP PROPOSALS from students in grades 7-12 and college to present at the Youth Summit. Proposals are due by Monday, November 14, 2016 and you can download the form (here).

We are also seeking NOMINATIONS FOR THE 3nd ANNUAL UPSTANDER AWARD. The award honors students (individuals) and student groups in grades 7-12 that have demonstrated significant impact through projects or service or have displayed dedication to a concept of bullying prevention, bullying intervention or difference. The nomination is due by Monday, November 14, 2016 and you can download the form (here).

Nomination forms and workshop proposal forms can be emailed to Honey Minkowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register students by November 6th, from their school/organization for this event please use this form:  Youth Summit Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact Honey.

 

Programs are funded in part by the County of Dutchess.

  Programs funded in part by Dutchess County Youth Services.

Family Mediation

My husband needs more care and our family disagrees about what type of care he needs.

Since our son is now in school, the parenting plan we made when he was a toddler needs to change. We argue when we try to talk about it.

Mediation is available for families facing disagreements about child custody/visitation, care of a loved one, and many other situations that families face and need to make decisions about. Mediation is voluntary and confidential.

Family mediators are professionally trained, are impartial and facilitate conversations between two or more family members so that they can get clearer about next steps, make decisions and understand the other's perspective whenever possible.

To find out more about family mediation, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 471-7213 x 209.

 

Divorce Mediation

Did you know that mediation is available for couples who are separating and divorcing, as well as for post-divorce issues?

Divorce mediation provides couples a forum to make decisions about every aspect of their divorce including:

-  child custody
-  child support
-  marital assets and debts including homes, retirement plans,
and many other topics that need to be decided. 

Mediation is a process where parties can have a conversation facilitated by impartial mediators who will not make decisions, but help parties talk about what's important to them, become clearer about options and goals, and understand each other's perspective whenever possible. When parties make decisions, those decisions are documented in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  Divorce mediation begins with a confidential consultation appointment for each party separately. To make your appointment, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 471-7213 ext. 209.