Our friends at Avondale Youth Assistance are hosting 2 FREE Bullying Awareness events on Thursday, October 6.

The first adult program is "Bullying: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do" Thursday, October 6, Avondale Meadows Media Center, 7-8:30pm.

At the same time we are offering a kids assembly, "UP Standers Rock" which will be held in the Avondale Meadows Cafeteria.

Please contact Avondale Youth Assistance at (248) 852-3716 or avondaleyouth@gmail.com to reserve space for children.

Both programs are FREE and take place at Avondale Meadows, 1435 W Auburn Road, Rochester Hills.
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October is Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006 by PACER, the program "actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students."
According to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, "almost 1 of every 4 students will be bullied this year." The PACER website, www.pacer.org/bullying, has a wealth of resources on bullying.

As a parent/guardian, what should you know about bullying?

PACER suggests that you should:
  1. Talk with your child
  2. Support and empower your child
  3. Learn your rights
  4. Think through who else should be involved
  5. Get involved in the community

Check out the "Helping Your Child" page of the PACER website for more in-depth insights into each of these suggestions.