Fernie Free Press

Workshop tackles bullying

The Canadian Red Cross is holding a bullying prevention workshop in Fernie and Elkford.

The workshop, called ‘Beyond the Hurt,’ is for any parent, coach or adult who works with children and youth, to help develop a better understanding of the issues behind bullying and learn how to develop and implement successful prevention strategies.

“For too long, bullying has been dismissed as a normal, harmless part of growing up,” explained facilitator Jodie Parker. “But something that causes long-term misery and deeply scars so many lives cannot be dismissed as just ‘kid stuff.’ The solution isn’t simple but there are ways to help young people make better choices and stop the cruelty and the suffering.”

The six-hour workshop will be held on two evenings, Tuesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the College of the Rockies in Fernie.

It will be also be held on Saturday, March 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Elkford

Community Conference Centre.

If you would like to participate in the Beyond the Hurt workshop, contact Jodie Parker at jodieparker22@hotmail.com.

 

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