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School bullying will be addressed at Penn-Kidder campus on Dec. 13

Published December 07. 2011 05:00PM

Behavioral Health Associates continues its countywide anti-bullying initiative with a special presentation in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

"In & Beyond the Schoolyard - Addressing Bullying as a Community Issue" will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m. at the Penn-Kidder Campus K-8 School on Route 903 in Albrightsville.

The panel of presenters include Kidder Twp. Police chief Matt Guzma, Jim Thorpe Area School District Superintendent Barbara Conway; Jim Thorpe Area Penn-Kidder Principal Brian Gasper; Jim Thorpe Area Penn-Kidder Assistant Principal Randy Engle; Carbon County Deputy Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Kimmy Mulik; Student Services Coordinator at Behavioral Health Associates Lynai Miller; and Dr. Helene Katz, a licensed staff psychologist with Behavioral Health Associates and key organizer of BHA's county-wide anti-bullying initiative.

The panelists will identify warning signs that indicate your child may be a victim of bullying. They will discuss how to access help from your child's school as well as what to do if your child is being bullied in the community.

Brian Gasper, Jim Thorpe Area School District Elementary School Principal, and Dr. Helene Katz encourage all parents, teachers, caregivers, skilled workers and professionals who work with school age children to attend. There will also be a short question and answer session for attendees.

Behavioral Health Associates is a non-profit healthcare foundation based in the greater Lehighton area.

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