Bullying and Beyond

Written by admin, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014 – Free Presentation and Panel Discussion on February 25 for Parents, Teachers and Child Workers

Parents, teachers, and anyone who cares for children are invited to a free event entitled “Bullying and Beyond” taking place Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library Auditorium.

The event features an abridged version of the film “Bully”, followed by a panel discussion with opportunities for the audience to ask questions of the following community experts:

  • Stan Baker, Safe, Caring and Restorative Schools Resource Teacher for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Karen Stoker, Special Education Consultant with responsibilities for Safe School for the Peterborough Victoria Clarington Northumberland Catholic District School Board
  • Jamie Emerson, Executive Director, Peterborough Youth Services
  • John MacLeod, Peterborough Lakefield Community Police
  • Grace Loucks, parent and member of the Kinark Parent Advisory Committee

Light refreshments provided, and there will be information tables and displays from local agencies that deal with bullying and children’s mental health.

The BULLY Project is a US-based social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film “Bully”. It has sparked an international movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids’ lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action.  The power of its work lies in the participation of individuals and the remarkable list of partners who have gathered to collectively work to create safe, caring, and respectful schools and communities.  For more information about The Bully Project, and to see a trailer for the movie, visit www.thebullyproject.com.

Peterborough Healthy Families is a multi-agency initiative made up of several local community partners, including Peterborough Public Health, Kinark Child and Family Services, Learning Disabilities Association-Peterborough, Peterborough Family Resource Centre, Peterborough Public Library, and the Asphodel Norwood Public Library.

For more information, please call 705-742-3803 or 1-800-386-6561 or visit www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca.

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For further information, please contact:

 

Leisa Baker                                                                     Sylvia Davies

Public Health Nurse                                                       Volunteer & Community Relations

Peterborough Public Health                     Kinark Child and Family Services

705-743-1000, ext. 312                                                705-742-3803, ext. 343