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  • BULLY: Free Community Screening and Discussion

    Deborah Wilson Gadsden, Family Design Resources, Inc. Training Specialist and Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Trainer and Consultant, will co-facilitate a community screening and discussion of the movie, BULLY, on February 19 from 6 to 7:30 pm. The event, sponsored by the Highmark Foundation, the Center for Safe Schools and the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, will take place in the JPL Hangar at 471 JPL Wick Drive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    The documentary, BULLY, is a 45-minute film designed to promote awareness about bullying issues. It has been edited and does not include the more controversial material found in the theatrical release. BULLY follows two youth and their families over the course of a school year. Bullying is a widespread problem that includes and affects all, whether victims, perpetrators or silent bystanders. BULLY aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers and society as a whole.

    A facilitated session conducted by Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Trainers/Consultants will be held after the viewing with professionals who can offer additional insights and solutions to this nationwide problem. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

    The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit

  • Authorized Representative Training Scheduled for March

    Family Design Resources will hold the next "Act 101 of 2010 Training Program for Court and Agency Appointed Authorized Representatives" in March. The training, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW), is designed solely for those individuals who have been appointed as authorized representatives for the purposes of implementing Act 101 of 2010. This program is the initial two-day, 12-hour program required for Authorized Representatives.

    Training will be held on March 17 and 18 at the Child Welfare Resource Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Participants are required to complete the web-based Act 101 Overview program in advance and attend both days of the training program in full to be a credentialed Authorized Representative. This training is eligible for continuing education units of credit (CEUs) and continuing legal education units of credit (CLE).

    The cost to attend is $200. To register, click on the link above and complete the registration process. For more information, contact Barb Crowell at 717-558-7074.