Apr 28 2011

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Bullying, at-risk behavior conference slated

Partners in Prevention and Region 7 Education Service Center will host a one-day Safe Communities Conference focusing on at-risk behavior such as bullying, assaults, suicide, truancy, teen pregnancy, chronic drug use, and poor classroom performance.
The event features nationally-acclaimed speakers Dan Korem and Brooks Gibbs. The conference will be held from 9am-3:30pm, Mon., June 6, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd.
The purpose of the event is to help families, schools, and communities address at-risk behavior. Discussion will include a variety of topics such as bullying prevention strategies, life choices, behavior profiling, cyber crimes and peer abuse. Each participant will receive free resources to help implement ideas learned during the day. Lunch is provided.
The conference is open to the public and will especially benefit parents, community volunteers, educators, law enforcements officers, clergy, youth workers, community leaders, coaches, health professionals, substance abuse professionals, counselors, and anyone who is involved in the life of a child.
Conference registration is available through the Region 7 Education Service Center at www.esc7.net, event title “Safe Communities.” Registration is also available by calling Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019. Early Registration is open through May 20 for only $75. Registration fee after May 20 is $95. Conference fee includes lunch and resource materials.

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