Bullying Prevention and Intervention Strategies


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
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June 26, 2007

 Bullying Prevention and Intervention Strategies That Work

The Springfield Exchange will host a panel of experts to share their knowledge and experiences on bullying prevention and intervention strategies on July 12 at noon at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Debra Lane, principal of Oak View Elementary School, and Danielle Higginbotham, a member of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, will address topics including, how to recognize a bully, what victims of bullying can do, and what teachers and parents can do to prevent bullying.

The Springfield Community Luncheon is free and open to the community. Residents are encouraged to bring brown bag lunches; coffee and tea will be complimentary. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. RSVP are not required. Residents can park in the rear or on either side of the church and proceed to the Fellowship Hall.

Bullying is a serious issue in schools, homes and in the community. The panel is designed to address bullying and share their knowledge and experiences on ways to help those in need.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request on or before July 5. For more information, call Paulette Whiteside at 703-324-5285, TTY 703-803-7914 or e-mail Paulette.Whiteside@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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