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Chamber of Commerce recognizes Mediation Center during Ribbon Cutting event

Many gathered to celebrate as the Chamber of Commerce recognized the Mediation Center of Dutchess County during its Ribbon Cutting event. Our center has reorganized and expanded to the 3rd floor allowing for an additional mediation room, client consultation room, a new waiting area on the 2nd floor, along with a new volunteer/intern work space on the 3rd floor. The Mediation Center of Dutchess County offers mediation, training and conflict education.  It's programs include placing mediators in the courts, helping resolve family conflicts, an Anti-Bullying Initiative, and a Coalition on Elder Abuse.

 

 

5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon Hero Walk

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County will hold its 5th Annual Anti-bullying Walkathon - Hero Walk on the Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie, NY - East approach), Saturday, April 30 to increase community education and action on bullying - an issue that affects people right here in the Hudson Valley.

Children frequently involved in bullying are at a significant risk of withdrawing from school activities, poor school performance, as well as suffering from various health problems such as anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties, suicide attempts and in some cases, even suicide completion.

Join with us to help end bullying. Create a team, join a team or just do it solo! Create your own page with your hero story or tell us why you are walking to end bullying. Bring your friends! #be_a_hero

Create or join a team or walk on your own. Register HERE!

Sponsorships are available HERE

Proceeds will support all aspects of the Center's Anti-Bullying Initiative that includes expanding prevention and response resources to effectively address bullying right here in the Hudson Valley. Together We Can End Bullying! Event Contact: Honey Minkowitz (845) 471-7213 ext. 211

Notice: This is a public community event, hero capes encouraged!

 

Proud Sponsors of this event:

 

Super Hero

 

 

Protector

 
 

Defender

 
 
 

 

Guardian

 

Family Services

Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP

Guardian Self-Storage

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

NYCOMCO Wireless Communications

Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP

 

 

 

 

7th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Focuses on Ageism

The Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County held its 7th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 12, 2015 at the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge. This year’s theme was Older Adults Deserve Dignity…ageism is no joke.  Keynote speaker, Ashton Applewhite, focused on the role of ageism in elder abuse.  Ashton also writes a blog, This Chair Rocks and Yo, Is This Ageist?  

 

More than 165 people, including Dutchess county residents of all ages, state and county elected officials, and vendors attended.  

The Champion for Elder Rights & Safety Award was presented to Robert Allers, who

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Dutchess Mediation Center hosts event on Walkway

 Anti-bullying Walk raises $12,000

 

More than 300 people from throughout the Hudson Valley spoke out against bullying Saturday on the Walkway Over the Hudson. The fourth annual Anti-bullying Walkathon, hosted by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County, raised more than $12,000 for the agency’s anti-bullying programs.  “We get (reports about bullying incidents) every month from school officials, from young people and their parents,” said Jody Miller, executive director of the Mediation Center. “Bullying is preventable, but it takes the whole community. Holding this event enables us to develop multiple strategies to combat bullying in conjunction with our community partners.”

 

Red Hook High School graduate William Wasik

Anti-bullying walkathon participants on the Walkway

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3rd Anti-Bullying Youth Summit Teaches Students How to Stand Up to Bullying

More than 175 students and staff from 15 middle and high schools attended the Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit, October 24, co-sponsored by Marist College. Students in grades 7-12 attended workshops such as Bullying: Stop and Think First Be a Friend, Not a Bully, and Sexting and Cyberbullying. Five workshops were conducted by Marist College social work students and three were conducted by high school students from Red Hook, Poughkeepsie and the Town of Wallkill Police Department Youth Coalition. The Anti-Defamation League conducted a workshop for school staff. This year, the first Upstander Award was presented to

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