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Myers Corners Elementary School Coordinating Committee Receive Bullying Prevention Training

Myers Corners Elementary School has begun their commitment to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program by training their coordinating committee. Honey Minkowitz, Bullying Prevention Coordinator and Olweus trainer, conducted the two day training for the committee in October and November. The Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee (BPCC), with Honey, will train the entire school staff and plan to implement the program in September, 2015. Implementing the program includes a community kickoff event and holding weekly classroom meetings with students, along with the use of consistent bullying rules throughout the school. The goals of the Olweus program are to reduce existing bullying problems among students, prevent the development of new bullying problems, and to achieve better peer relationships among students. Students at Myers Corners will take a survey prior to the program’s implementation

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Dutchess County Helpline Staff Receive Elder Abuse Training (2)

Staff from the Dutchess County Dept. of Mental Hygiene received training on the signs of elder abuse as part of a new initiative to let people know that help is available. The training included presentations from Kathy Sheehan, Coordinator, the Mediation Center’s Coalition on Elder Abuse, Pat Sheldon, Dutchess County Protective Services for Adults, Leah Feldman, Domestic Violence Services of Dutchess County, and Kathy Peluso, Crime Victims Services of Family Services. Kathy discussed

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Third Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit hosted by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County.

More than 100 students in grades 7-12 from the mid-Hudson Valley will gather at Marist College at 8:30 a.m. Friday for the Third Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit hosted by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County.

Students, teachers and experts will take part in a series of workshops and discuss what they are doing in their schools and communities to combat bullying. This year's event will include the presentation of the first Upstander Award, recognizing a group or individual that has stood up to bullying.

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Elementary school students encouraged to be a hero, a training administered by The Mediation Center of Dutchess County

Students at Ralph R. Smith Elementary School in Hyde Park participated in a day-long forum on anti-bullying Friday, September 19, 2014, which included a series of outdoor exercises that focused on learning respect, tolerance and compassion for their fellow classmates.

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Mediation Center offers Bullying Prevention Program

Students at Ralph R. Smith Elementary School in Hyde Park participated in a day-long forum on anti-bullying Friday, which included a series of outdoor exercises that focused on learning respect, tolerance and compassion for their fellow classmates. Training administered by The Mediation Center of Dutchess County and funded by Dutchess agency partner grant and The United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. For more information contact our Anti-bullying coordinator: Honey Minkowitz at (845) 471-7213. (See article)