Bullying is common between schoolchildren, and it doesn’t just happen on the schoolyard.
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City of Santa Clarita staff and volunteers from the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita are holding a free “Stop Bullying!” workshop for parents, in an effort to help them understand bullying in all its forms, including verbal abuse and cyber bullying.
The Canyon Country Community Center on Flying Tiger Drive will host the workshop on Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
When parents learn how to recognize bullying and find out why children bully, Domestic Violence Center volunteers hope they will feel equipped to get involved and seek help if their child is bullying or being bullied.
Annette Trejo, outreach coordinator at the Domestic Violence Center and Linda Davies, the center’s executive director will be speaking on a number of different topics.
Trejo said that most bullying workshops are directed at children, but there are very few for parents, with information about the resources available to them.
Parents will learn about a school’s responsibility if bullying occurs, how to help their child overcome the emotional effects of bullying, and local organizations that provide counseling, such as the Child and Family Center.
For more information, contact Trejo at 661-259-8175 or Susie Cordova with the City’s Human Services Program at 661-286-4006.
About the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita
The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley provides safety and support to victims of domestic violence while working to break the cycle of abuse. They offer shelter, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and activities to support increased economic opportunities for victims. They endeavor to increase community awareness about domestic violence issues and bring about societal change through education and public policy advocacy.
Their vision is that all people will take personal responsibility to eradicate domestic violence in their own relationships and families and in the community at large. Domestic violence will be replaced with equality in relationships and mutual respect.
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Source: Santa Clarita News