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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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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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New Mediators Trained to Help Resolve Conflict

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County trained new mediators at Marist College over two weekends in June.

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Mediation Center Receives Grant for Coalition on Elder Abuse Work

The Coalition on Elder Abuse, under the auspices of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County, has received a $3,000 grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation.

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