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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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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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Special Education and Early Intervention Mediation for Parents and Schools

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is offering Special Education and Early Intervention Mediation as a resource for parents and schools to discuss a child’s educational services including an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

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Mediation Center to hold Anti Bullying Youth Summit

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County will hold its Anti-Bullying Youth Summit on November 2, 2012 from 8:00 to 2:30 in Poughkeepsie.

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