Two Workshops On Bullying Being Offered

bullyingResearch suggests that bullying is not necessarily on the increase, but instead that our awareness of the issue has grown.  Bullying is widespread and of great concern to many of us – including young people, families, educators, youth workers, and other community members.  “It’s not a new issue. Our awareness and concern has grown, as well as our knowledge about different kinds of bullying behaviors and the impacts these behaviors can have,” said Janet Olsen, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension program leader.  MSU Extension will be hosting two workshops in Port Huron to educate community members about issues related to bullying. Registration is required and participants may register for either or both workshops on Great Start Connect at, or by calling Sanilac MSU Extension, 810-648-2515 Ext. 116. Each workshop has a $10 fee and participants may pay at the door.  The first workshop, Moving from Bystanders to Allies, will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. (con’t)  The second workshop, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, Keeping Our Kids Safe, is also from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Both workshops will be held in the Don Dodge Auditorium, 200 Grand River, Port Huron, MI.  The workshops will be facilitated by Gail Innis, Extension Educator, and are based on the work of MSU Extension program leaders Janet Olsen and Karen Pace, who are co-directors of the Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming, and Fair Environment.  For more information on either program contact Gail Innis at 810-648-2515 Ext. 116

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