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  • Fox 43 turns to Family Design Resources to discuss workplace bullying

    Workplace bullying takes place at a rate similar to school bullying and takes on some of the same characteristics. To mark National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Deborah Wilson Gadsden, a training specialist with Family Design Resources, joined Fox 43 Morning News to discuss the topic.

  • Pennsylvania Act 101 can help adoptees and biological families reconnect

    The holidays are a time for reconnecting. However, for adoptees and their birth families, a joyful reunion might be only a dream.

    Yet Pennsylvania’s Act 101 can help turn that dream into a reality.

    Act 101 of 2010, which amended the Adoption Act, made it easier for adopted children in Pennsylvania to stay connected to people and information relative to their biological families.

  • Family Design Resources expert available to discuss school and workplace bullying

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 3, 2014) – An expert on school and workplace bullying with the nonprofit Family Design Resources is available to speak with the news media.

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

    Deborah Wilson Gadsden, a training specialist with Family Design Resources, is a certified trainer and consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (for schools) and a graduate of the Workplace Bullying University (for professionals).

    In November, she will be a presenter at the International Bullying Prevention Association’s conference in San Diego.

    While federal government statistics indicate that approximately 28 percent of children ages 12 to 18 have been bullied at school, workplace bullying takes place at a similar rate, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute’s recently released 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey. Another 21 percent of workers have witnessed bullying on the job.

    To arrange an interview with Gadsden, please contact Neal Goulet at 717-350-1568.

    Harrisburg-based Family Design Resources (www.familydesign.org) works with child- and family-serving agencies and professionals who support children and families throughout Pennsylvania.
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