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Mediation Center’s Anti-Bullying Initiative Receives Donation from Rotary Interact Students

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s received a $260 donation from the Hyde Park Rotary’s Interact Club for its Anti-Bullying Initiative.

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Mediation Center Staff Trained in Bullying Prevention

Bonnie Allen, family program manager, completed the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) training in December, 2012.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 14, 2013 Event Complete
Farm and Home Center
Route 44, Millbrook
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Basic Transformitave Training
June 1, 2, 8, 9, 29, 2013 Training Complete
8:30am-5:30pm
Marist College
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Ending Bullying, Saving Lives: The Time is Now

by Jody Miller, Executive Director, Mediation Center of Dutchess County

There have been three child and teen suicides due to bullying since September. 15 year old Felicia Garcia threw herself off of a train platform in Staten Island. 15 year old Amanda Todd made a video that silently told her story as she held up index cards, one by one, describing her desperation before she took her life. 10 year old Jasmine McClain hung herself after being teased about her clothes and her shoes.

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Anti-Bullying Youth Summit Brings Students Together to End Bullying

Students and adults representing 12 middle and high schools in Dutchess, Ulster and Columbia Counties attended the Mediation Center’s 1st Anti-Bullying Youth Summit on November 2, 2012 in Poughkeepsie.

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