FAMU’s Department of Social Work to Host Town Hall Meeting on Bullying

By: FAMU Press Release
By: FAMU Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Department of Social Work will host a town hall meeting, Bullying 2010: Developing a Community Response, concerning the problem of bullying. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, at 6 p.m. at the Human Services Building located at 1000 West Tharpe Street, Suite 15, in Tallahassee.

Parents, teachers, school officials, youth and other community members will have the opportunity to discuss the impact that bullying has on the mental health of the community.

According to the American Justice Department, one out of every four kids will be abused by another youth and one out of five kids admits to being a bully. Also, eight percent of students miss one day of class per month for fear of bullies.

The general public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Merlin Langley, chair of FAMU’s Department of Social Work, at (850) 599-3830.

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