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5th Annual Anti-bullying Youth Summit

Workshop Proposal

ATTENTION STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

We are hosting our Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit for students in grades 7-12 at Dutchess BOCES on Friday, December 2, 2016 and we need YOUR help to make this year AMAZING We are seeking WORKSHOP PROPOSALS from students in grades 7-12 and college to present at the Youth Summit. Proposals are due by Monday, November 14, 2016 and you can download the form (here).

We are also seeking NOMINATIONS FOR THE 3nd ANNUAL UPSTANDER AWARD. The award honors students (individuals) and student groups in grades 7-12 that have demonstrated significant impact through projects or service or have displayed dedication to a concept of bullying prevention, bullying intervention or difference. The nomination is due by Monday, November 14, 2016 and you can download the form (here).

Nomination forms and workshop proposal forms can be emailed to Honey Minkowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register students by November 6th, from their school/organization for this event please use this form:  Youth Summit Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact Honey.

 

Programs are funded in part by the County of Dutchess.

  Programs funded in part by Dutchess County Youth Services.

 

MCDC In-Service Announcement: CONFIDENTIALITY UNDER ARTICLE 21-A

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Confidentiality and More! **Venue Change!

Don't miss the chance to hear from New York State Unified Court System Office of ADR as Dan Weitz and Amy Pontillo explore Confidentiality! Based on questions raised by Community Dispute Resolution Centers over the last few years. They will delve into both the legal and programmatic dimensions of this critical aspect of Community Mediation in New York State.

 

8th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - completed

A conference for Everyone

The Faces of Elder Abuse

What do they look like?
Friday, June 10, 2016 9:00 a.m.  to 1:00pm
Check in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Location:  Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge #275-29 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie NY  12603
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Keynote Speaker: Arlene M. Markarian , Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney's Office
 
For information contact Kathy Sheehan, Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Directions to Elks Lodge
 
2016 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Sponsors
 
Diamond - $2,000+
 
Anne and Abe Effron Fund-Donor Advised of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley
Lifespan NYS EAEOP Community Mini-Grant

 Platinum - $1,000

Gold - $750

 

 

Silver - $500

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Evercare

Friends of Seniors of DC

Hamaspik Choice Inc. MLTC

MVP Healthcare Inc.

Prime Health Choice

VNS Westchester

Bronze - $250

Always There Home Care

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County

Fidelis Care

Helping Other People Everywhere

The Pines at Poughkeepsie

Valley Vista Social Day Care

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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.

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