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What is Bullying and How do we Stop It: Workshops Provide Crucial Skills to Prevent and Respond to Bullying

Girl Scouts.  Beulah Baptist Church Youth Group.  Relatives As Parents Program.  What do these groups have in common?  They include youth and adults learning how to prevent and respond to bullying.  Whether being bullied by someone else or witnessing bullying taking place, studies show that others want to help but may not know how.  Participants learn the definition of bullying that includes a pattern


Coalition on Elder Abuse launches Steering, Advocacy, Education, & Multi-Disciplinary Team Sub-Committees to Increase its Impact

The Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County works together collaboratively and cooperatively to protect elders from abuse, neglect and exploitation and to preserve the quality of their lives. Twenty-six members of the Coalition, including community individuals and representatives of private and public agencies/organizations met for a special two-hour planning meeting at the Clubhouse at


Save The Dates

 4th Annual Anti-Bullying Walkathon

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is hosting its 4th Annual Anti-Bullying Walkathon on Saturday, April 25th at the Walkway Over the Hudson.  At this year's Walkathon, Speak Up! Speak Out! You Matter! we will walk to end the silence, hearing from others who have overcome bullying by speaking out.  Walk with your family, friends, co-workers, school, business or organization or on your own.  Create your team and register here.

Sponsorship information can be found here.  For more information, contact our Anti-bullying coordinator, Honey Minkowitz at (845) 471-7213 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held annually each year in June to increase awareness about elder abuse prevention and intervention as well as community engagement. The World Day event, with the theme of ageism and how it relates to elder abuse, will be held on June 12, 2015.  For more information, and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Sheehan at 845-471-7213 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Coalition on Elder Abuse would like to thank our generous sponsors for their continued support.

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