Anti-Bullying Program to be Offered at Freehold Borough Elks Club
In conjunction with the designation of October as National Bullying Prevention Month, a free program, “Recognizing and Preventing Bullying “ featuring Stuart Green, Associate Director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program, Summit, NJ, will be held at Freehold Elks Lodge 1454, 73 East Main Street, Freehold Borough Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Bullying negatively impacts children’s physical and emotional safety and creates both short- and long-term difficulties in school performance and social-emotional functioning. In discussing this problem, Dr. Green will address the following areas: what bullying is; steps schools and parents can take to prevent bullying; and what parents should expect from schools when bullying occurs.
Though exact figures are not currently maintained, based upon data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is estimated that approximately 4,400 children between the ages of 7-17 commit suicide in the U.S. each year as a direct result of being bullied.
In addition to his work at Overlook, Dr. Green founded and directs the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention (www.njbullying.org). He also chaired the NJ Commission on Bullying in Schools, co-authoring its report, There Isn’t a Moment to Lose (December 2009).
The program, sponsored by the Freehold Township Democratic Club, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Further information can be obtained from Kim Luxhoj at (732) 241-3145.
RSVPs are not required but would be appreciated by contacting Kim Luxoj at the above number.