Bullying is a growing concern in schools nationwide. The Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying, or CAB, is sponsoring a seminar to educate as many people as possible on the problem.
The seminar titled "Key to combating bullying is communication" is Thursday, April 4, 2013. It will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the VIA Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center, which is located at 1717 Dauphin Street in Mobile, Ala.
Bullying has long term effects on the bully and the victim. CAB says, those who bully are incarcerated three times by the age of 24. Those individuals also often times have alcohol problems, workplace problems and relationship problems. Victims of bullying often times suffer not only emotional but sometimes physical damage from the abuse. In extreme cases, victims have committed suicide.
Representatives from several organizations will speak about different resources available within the community including the District Attorney's program "Bully Blocker.".
Parents, teachers, caregivers, school nurses, school administrators and counselors, community volunteers, ministers and youth leaders are just some people encouraged to attend. There is no fee for registration. For more information call Ann Sirmon at 251.574.3306 or Joy Logan at 251.639.0004.
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