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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

 

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a great time to take action for bullying prevention in schools, recreational and faith-based programs, communities, and at home. Below are some tips and resources on how you can take action to stop or prevent bullying.

  • Schools, educators and students can work together to create bullying prevention programs that foster moral engagement and empathy.
  • Kindness works! Start a daily kindness habit – be kind and inclusive with people outside of your inner circle.
  • Share the Snapshot on Bullying in America infographic available in English and Spanish and the Cyberbullying Facts infographic, available in English and Spanish.
  • Schools can facilitate student support programs to foster peer relationships with students who have special health needs.
  • Parents can start teaching their kids good digital citizenship skills to keep them safe from cyberbullying and instill positive online social behavior.
  • Wear orange on October 24 for National Unity Day to show your support of bullying prevention.
  • Teachers can make learning about bullying prevention fun!  Download and hang the augmented reality poster, open the free Layar app on a smart phone, hover over the poster and play the video to learn how to prevent bullying with a virtual tour of StopBullying.gov.

From Bystander to Upstander Twitter Chat, October 25, 3:30 Eastern

Learn how to become an Upstander to Bullying on October 25. Join StopBullying.gov’s Twitter Chat with the Family Online Safety Institute, GLSEN, Islamic Networks Groups, and the Music in Me Foundation for From Bystander to Upstander at 3:30 p.m. eastern. Use #BeAnUpstander to join the chat. Parents and teens – join the chat and tell us how you stand up against bullying!

Latest Bullying Research Highlights

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Watch for Upcoming Events, Resources, and eBlasts in the Future!

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PBYR Assists Service Member’s Family with College Planning

In July, 2018 Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon was able to track down valuable information for a family involved in college search.  There is a Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Program for Colleges and significant cost savings are possible if families qualify for this program. This article discusses the program and the military family was appreciative that PBYR was able to promptly respond and help: https://www.military.com/education/gi-bill/the-yellow-ribbon-program-explained.html

The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100% of their tuition.

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Military OneSource Webinars

Military OneSource Webinars (Interactive Webinars)

Have a Healthier Summer

Summer is almost here! This can mean lots of BBQs, vacations, and plenty of sun. Join us for a webinar presentation to learn tips to stay healthy and safe during the summer months.

June 14th 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm | June 20th 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Link: https://connect.militaryonesourceconnect.org/iwebs/ (link for both event dates)

Presenter: Liz Gray and Alyson Lilley

 

PTSD Care and Support: Real Warriors Campaign Resources

Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop after experiencing, witnessing or learning the details of a traumatic event. Join this webinar to learn about the care and support available to those suffering with PTSD.

June 21st 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5172326288832376323

Presenter: Air Force TSgt Bradley Blair

 

Michael J. Meier | Minnesota Military OneSource State Consultant
Contractor
michael.meier@militaryonesource.com | Office: 612-751-4290
Visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call: 800-342-9647

Lecture Opportunity – Human Stress Response in Veterans 

Who:  Open to the public
What:  Dr. Stevan Hobfoll (Speaker)
Where:  College of St. Scholastica Science Center Auditorium
When:  May 3rd at 6 pm (time may change slightly)
POC:  Jeff Pearson at Jpearson3@css.edu or 218-723-5944

**Synopsis of lecture:
Dr. Hobfoll will speak regarding the background of human stress response as well as PTS. He will highlight his research and treatment successes of PTS among the veteran population, as well as how combat, experience and social factors affect PTS among US and Isreali Defense Forces veterans.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class – May 11th

Attached is a flyer for a Youth Mental Health First Aid class that we are offering on May 11th at the North Memorial Health Specialty Center located at 3435 West Broadway Ave in Robbinsdale. This class is free, but space is limited – register early!  To register for this class, please visit northmemorial.com/events.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Flyer FINAL_May 11

Maple Grove Hospital and North Memorial Health are partnering with
the Minnesota Department of Health to offer this Youth Mental Health
First Aid class in our community.

 

Please help promote Crisis Text Line!

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As of April 1, Crisis Text Line is offering Text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Now we need your help in getting the word out!

Six Boys and 13 Hands

Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially memorable.

On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II.

Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed toward the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys from?’    Continue reading

Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Care

Below please find a blurb on an informational meeting for Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Care, and the link to Youth Services Network, ysnmn.  Ysnmn is the mobile app for finding homeless services.

Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Care is hosting a group information meeting on their program on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. The registration link is below.

LSS Therapeutic Foster Care booklet.pdf

https://ysnmn.org/#/home

Please let me know if you have any questions, updates or changes.  Thank you!

 

Catherine Christiansen
catherine@partnersforhealthykids.org
Office: 763-745-5037
Mobile: 612-501-2632