Sunday, December 16, 2012
"We think events like this could never happen close at home or here in Berkley. We also know that’s wishful thinking because it certainly can. What can one do?" Paul Benson asks.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
It’s challenging to celebrate this holiday season after the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I know all of our hearts are feeling the pain and sharing the grief. Yet, there must be recovery and life will go on. The question I have is will there be anything learned from this incident, and will any changes take place to avoid it from happening again. It seems that when something bad happens, we become reactive and then move on. Hopefully the reactive behavior is beneficial. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, no corrective action is taken. It’s like buying a home alarm system after your house has been broken into. It’s reactionary and not being proactive like buying an alarm system before the home …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Berkley Rotary Club and Berkley School District have teamed up to launch the "Take a Stand – No Place for Hate" campaign.
The Berkley Rotary Club and Berkley School District kicked off their "Take a Stand – No Place for Hate" partnership to combat bullying Monday. The partnership's goal is to work with businesses and students to create a set of guiding principles for the community, said Anderson Middle School principal Vince Gigliotti, who was the keynote speaker during the Rotary Club's weekly meeting at First United Methodist Church. [How do you think the community can combat bullying? Leave a comment!] "So many of the children in our schools are in pain because they have to deal with this every day," Gigliotti said, adding that it is up to the community to put a system in place that supports kids and gives them a way to speak up. "... If we adults stand …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Michigan, which was the 48th state to pass anti-bullying legislation, is expected to open a clinic May 4 to help victims of bullying, bullies, bystanders and families.
Michigan was the 48th state to pass anti-bullying legislation, but it may be one of the first to develop clinical treatment for those affected by bullying. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, is expected to open a clinic to help victims of bullying, bullies, bystanders and families May 4. Kevin Epling, a major proponent of Michigan’s anti-bullying law, said the concept is on the cutting-edge of bullying therapy. “I’ve not heard of anything like this taking place in a hospital,” Epling said. “Most of these are providers that parents would have to find such as counselors or someone at the general community health office.” Dr. Marlene Seltzer, director of the No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) Center, stumbled upon the idea while practicing …