The Voices Against Bullying Steering Team met Tuesday evening to discuss key talking points that will be emphasized during a Community Partners session on Thursday, March 12 with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board’s three-member anti-bullying panel.
Several Steering Team members plan to be in attendance when the panel is scheduled to hear from community organizations that have been invited to share their thoughts on preventing, intervening, reporting and responding to bullying.
Steering Team representatives have attended all four general sessions hosted by the anti-bullying panel, and this is another opportunity to ensure our voices are heard during this important discussion. As the panel prepares to wrap up the community consultation aspect of its work, just one more general session is planned for Wednesday, March 25 at Waterdown District High School, 6-9 p.m.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious about attending the upcoming general session, we are here to help ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute their thoughts, opinions and ideas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Everything is confidential and free of charge.
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Voices Against Bullying’s Steering Team is assisting our community partner Nick’s Journey to ensure younger students’ voices are heard by the anti-bullying panel through two student and family focused anti-bullying sessions. The dates have been finalized and are Tuesday, March 31 at Waterdown District High School, 215 Parkside Dr., and Thursday, April 9 at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, 1715 Main St. E., Hamilton.
See the attached poster for more information.
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In just its first week, the Voices Against Bullying website had 477 page views. Clearly, there is a need for quality, experienced and educated resources and professionals to tackle the multi-faceted issue of bullying in our community.
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Don’t forget about our Spring Into Action event, Saturday, March 28. Leading local anti-bullying and mental health advocates will be on hand to share their expertise and advice. It promises to be an educational and informative couple of hours, complete with support and motivation, understanding and open conversation, music and more.