The Women’s Fund presents Community Forums on Bullying

Redding, Calif. – The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation will present two free community  forums on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Redding, focusing on bullying and why addressing it is important.  Speaker Wayne Sakamoto, Safe School Director for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District will speak to concerned community members and parents about how the community can work together to reduce bullying.  Sakamoto is a nationally known speaker with more than 20 years of experience in the field of school and community safety and has developed and implemented a number of successful gang and youth violence prevention and intervention approaches.

LUNCH FORUM:  Noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Redding Public Library in the Community Room.  Lunch will be available to purchase for $5.  This forum is designed for concerned community members and will focus on why addressing bullying is important, and how a community can work together to reduce it.

EVENING PROGRAM:  Begins at 5:30 p.m. for all Shasta County parents and school staff, with free appetizers and beverages, in the Sequoia School Cafeteria, 1805 Sequoia Street, Redding.  The program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the McLaughlin Auditorium at the school.  The evening forum is geared towards parents and will focus on what bullying is; what motivates the behavior; what parents can do if their child is the bully, bystander, or victim; cyber-bullying; and what parents can do in terms of prevention, intervention, and working with their schools.

RSVP:  Register for the free forums you are planning to attend at the following link no later than Tuesday, October 8, 2013. https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8378549467

Sponsors of the forums include the Shasta County Office of Education, Youth Violence Prevention Council and US Bank.  For more information regarding the forums, please contact The Women’s Fund at womensfund@shastarcf.org or by calling 530-244-1219.

The Women’s Fund was founded to address the persistent challenges facing women and families in the greater Redding area and is a program of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

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