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BUSD to host anti-bullying workshops

STAFF WRITER

The Barstow Unified School District is hosting an anti-bullying workshop for parents on Wednesday, with another workshop scheduled for Jan. 27.

The anti-bullying programs aim to provide parents with an understanding of roles of bullying, different forms of bullying, signs and what parents should do to prevent bullying.

According to the program’s director Joni James, the workshops provide parents and students with the knowledge needed to recognize and deal with bullying behavior.

“The assemblies are designed to assist parents and students in understanding what bullying is, how to recognize the signs of bullying and their role in bullying prevention,” James said. “Parents need the training so they will know when a behavior has gone from play to harassment and bullying. Whether their child is the victim, the bully or bystanding.”

Jim Jordan, certified in bullying by the Department of Health and Human Services and Health Academy, is scheduled to be the presenter. According to James, Jordan has a diploma in child psychology and is an expert in bullying, an author and a professional speaker. 

The first anti-bullying workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Don Bilsborough Gym at Barstow High School, located at 400 South First Avenue. The second program is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 27 in the multi-purpose room of Crestline Elementary School, located at 2020 Monterey Avenue.

Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.


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