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Conference explores adults’ support to reduce school bullying

A one-day conference aimed at exploring ways for adults to assist youths to overcome bullying in schools will be held at the National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago on Friday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Approximately 250 educators, paraprofessionals, authors, parents and anti-bullying activists are expected to attend the conference. Michael Keller of Florida, author of the bestseller “Bullies Among Us” has donated 100 books for the conference.

The conference theme is “The Collective Roles of Adults in Bullying Prevention and Students’ Well-Being.”

The conference is sponsored by several groups, including Bullying Prevention and Awareness 365; River Tree Educational Consortium; Delta Kappa International and ARR Ministries. A committee under the joint leadership of Dorothy Thompson, a retired CPS principal, and Rev. Dr. Lorrie Reed, a former Chicago State University professor, is coordinating work for the conference.

Conference participants can sign-up for Professional Development Credit.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference. Reservations are now being accepted for the conference; space is limited. To register, visit the conference website at, for questions go to [email protected].


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