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Helping Parents to Raise Upstanders – Mon. March 30

UpstandersOakton Elementary School & Response presents

Helping Parents to Raise Upstanders
(A person who stands up for their peers when they see bullying happen.)

Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30pm
Oakton Elementary School Auditorium
436 Ridge Avenue, Evanston

Bullying has become an increasingly hot topic among youth, parents, and our community at-large. There are so many elements that parents and guardians need to be aware of to help their children through bullying and conflict at school. Response staff will detail how to identify the difference between conflict and bullying behavior, how to empower your child to resolve conflict or be an upstander to bullying. We will also facilitate a community conversation around how to foster empathy among all students and provide parents with the tools to have discussion around these topics at home.

All District 65 families are welcome to attend. Appropriate for all school-aged children. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. Attached is a flyer about the event in English and Spanish.

How to Protect Children and the Elderly from Bullying – Sat. April 5

Bullying has no age limit. From children on the playground, to adults in the workplace, to elderly in senior centers, it can impact anyone. The community is invited to the Evanston Public Library as experts provide insights for those who seek to protect children and the elderly from bullying.

The free program, Bullying Across the Continuum, will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 1PM to 3:30 PM at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The discussion is sponsored by The North Shore Illinois Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a not-for-profit, volunteer service organization.

The expert panel includes:

  • Carrie Goldman, Author of “Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear”
  • Carla Frisch, L.C.S.W., Supervisor of Adult Protective Services Program at Metropolitan Family Services
  • Stephanie Gaines, Senior Attorney, Walgreen Co.
    AARP Representative

 

 

How to Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy on Social Media – Tues. March 11

Are you just learning Facebook? Or are you a proud master of WeChat or Vine?

When it comes to social media, no matter how technologically savvy we parents may be, our kids are almost certainly a step or two ahead! But we don’t have to be online experts to make sure social media is fun and safe for our children.

Learn how to foster communication, provide guidelines, and set limits about social media with Washington School’s own Carrie Goldman. “How to Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy on Social Media,” the final session in our parent ed series, will focus particularly on how to help children be educated users of social media, and how to respond to cyberbullying.

Interpretation and child care will be provided.

Tuesday March 11 at 7 p.m. in Washington School’s library, 914 Ashland Ave, Evanston.

 

 

The Transition of Doodle Pequeño – Feb. 27 – March 1

Purple Crayon Players present:
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño by Gabriel Jason Dean
Produced by: Khari Shelton
Directed by: Lindsay Amer
*Recommended for 3rd grade and up

Doodle Pequeño and his trilingual goat, Valencia (she speaks English, Spanish, and goat) just moved to Southern California. The apartment they share with mama is packed with unopened boxes. With Halloween comes trick-or-treaters and a boy who wears dresses, Reno, like the city in Nevada. Doodle and Reno evade capture from the evil pumpkin-wielding troll, Baumgartner, and out run their nemesis, marjoram, and her little brother, toph all while the Santa Anna winds rap at the door. It is a story of two boys who become friends in spite of their differences while examining the consequences of misused language, providing insight into the lives of Mexican-immigrant children and interrogating the issues of gender-identity and homophobic bullying.

Showtimes:
Thursday, February 27th at 7pm
Friday, February 28th at 7& 9pm
Saturday, March 1st at 11am& 2pm

FREE for children under 18
$5 for college students, $10 for adults
Tickets are sold at the door.
If you are interested in reserving for a group, please email us.

The Louis Room
Norris University Center at Northwestern University
1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60201

 

Anti-Bullying Concert – Friday, Nov. 8

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is hosting a community wide Anti-Bullying Concert featuring Yemi-Marie, T.L. Williams and Zophia. All three teens have been the victims of bullying and each on will share their own personal message, as it relates to the subject.

When: Friday, Nov. 8 at 4:00 pmWhere:  Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Bullying Discussion at EPL – Weds. May 29

Drawing on personal experience, as well as dozens of interviews, she explains how parents, teachers and kids can best cope with this issue.

May 29, 7:00 p.m.
Evanston Public Library – Community Meeting Room

1703 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Bullied with Carrie Goldman – Thurs. March 21

ETHS and ETHS PTSA will co-sponsor a program on bullying which will feature Carrie Goldman, writer, blogger, commentator and Washington Elementary School parent. Ms. Goldman is the author of “Bullied – What Every Parent, Teacher And Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear”.

The program will be held at Evanston Township High School on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm in Room N112. Parents and students are invited to attend.

Topics she will address include:

  • Hidden influences on bullying in our culture.
  • The differences between normal social conflict and bullying.
  • Cutting, eating disorders, and other manifestations of bullying.
  • Discussion of which groups of kids are at elevated risk for being
  • targeted by peers.
  • Steps to take with the school if you are being bullied.
  • Teaching kids the difference between tattling and reporting.
  • Strategies to prevent cyberbullying, as well as steps to manage
  • cyberbullying once it has occurred.
  • How to recognize and manage sibling bullying.
  • Long-term effects of bullying on the brain.
  • The role of empathy and emotional intelligence in reducing bullying
  • actions.
  • The value of restorative actions over punitive actions in dealing
  • with bullying behavior.

Carrie Goldman is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, ChicagoNow, and Psychology Today, and her work has been featured by NPR, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, WGN TV and WGN Radio, ABC Radio, CNN.com, Yahoo.com, and many other international news sites.

Ms. Goldman will sign her book, which will be available for purchase, both before and following the program.

Bullying Prevention in Evanston Schools – Jan. 31

Join Carrie Goldman Segall and Rina Campbell for an open discussion on bullying prevention in Evanston schools on January 31st at 7:30 pm at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central Street.

We are inviting families, teachers & school administrators to join in as we discuss the following topics:

  • What is bullying & cyberbullying? Distinguish between normal social conflict and
  • bullying, and the fluidity of roles.
  • Warning signs if your child is being bullied (or is doing the bullying).
  • What we can do to support our children- at home and in our schools.
  • The role of empathy and emotional intelligence in reducing bullying actions.
  • How to recognize and manage sibling bullying.
  • Long-term effects of bullying on the brain.
  • Steps to take with the school if your child is being bullied.
  • Teaching kids the difference between tattling and reporting.
  • The value of restorative actions over punitive actions in dealing with bullying behavior.

Bullying Prevention Discussion – Jan. 31

Join Carrie Goldman Segall and Rina Campbell for an open discussion on bullying prevention in Evanston schools on January 31st at 7:30 pm at Curt’s Cafe.

We are inviting families, teachers & school administrators to join in as we discuss the following topics:

  • What is bullying & cyberbullying? Distinguish between normal social conflict and
  • bullying, and the fluidity of roles.
  • Warning signs if your child is being bullied (or is doing the bullying).
  • What we can do to support our children- at home and in our schools.
  • The role of empathy and emotional intelligence in reducing bullying actions.
  • How to recognize and manage sibling bullying.
  • Long-term effects of bullying on the brain.
  • Steps to take with the school if your child is being bullied.
  • Teaching kids the difference between tattling and reporting.
  • The value of restorative actions over punitive actions in dealing with bullying behavior.