Monday, March 26, 2018, 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Colonial Church in Prairie Village (Lower level, east side at back)
7039 Mission Road
Experts tell us bullying and being bullied are both major contributors
to gun violence. Many times the child who was bullied becomes the violent bully. Or the child who was bullied sees no way out other than suicide. Sadly, both often turn to guns as a solution.
Our speakers this month will show us two very different ways of how to understand – and hopefully prevent – bullying. They’ll discuss the forces that lead to its far-reaching impact, including poor
self-esteem and the inability to control anger or resolve conflict.
First, we’ll hear from
Anthony Butler, a poet, rapper and Founder/CEO of the
V. “I” P. Movement (VIOLENCE “I” PREVENT). His message to teens and adults focuses on how to help the bullied, the bully and the bystander.
Then, Deidre Anderson, Executive Director of
St. Mark Child and Family Development Center, will discuss the Center’s efforts to teach young children anger management skills to resolve conflict without resorting to bullying.
As a follow-up to last month’s program on Social Media, we’re offering an earlier start time of
3:15 p.m. for those wanting more hands-on help. Please
RSVP if you plan to attend the early session to ensure we have plenty of instructors on hand. Check out this
Social Media Step-by-Step cheat sheet for a head start!