Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Anti-Bullying Task Force Learns How to Become Most Effective

not our town 300PADUCAH, Ky. (8/23/13) – Since the announcement and introduction of the members of the Mayor’s Anti-Bullying Task Force on July 1, the Task Force has had two meetings to start working on a plan of action in moving forward.
 
At a recent Task Force meeting, the group held a conference call with Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not in Our School (NIOS). Dr. Cohn-Vargas has spent more than 35 years in public education. She initiated NIOS in 2003, a program to combat bullying, harassment, homophobia, and racism. She has worked with more than 150 schools and colleges across the United States to develop bullying prevention curriculums. Dr. Cohn-Vargas was able to give the Task Force information about national programs that are in place and guidance on how to be most effective.
 
Mayor Gayle Kaler says, “We want people to understand the message that only by promoting an awareness of the importance of a compassionate and inclusive community can we make progress in how we view people and how we, in turn, treat people.
 
Dr. Cohn-Vargas advised the Task Force to first start by selecting one or two projects or awareness events in addition to working with the local schools to find out what programs are in place and how the Task Force can be of service. She also reminded the group that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Task Force now is now working on its mission statement which is based on what they hope to accomplish in five years.
 
Mayor Kaler also says she has received a $1000 donation from a local citizen, Cindy Tilford. The funds will be placed in an account with the Community Foundation of West Kentucky and will be used for anti-bullying awareness projects.
 
For more information about NIOS, visit http://www.niot.org/front. For more information about the Mayor’s Anti-Bullying Task Force including the list of members, visit www.paducahky.gov.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Woman Charged in Shooting

MURRAY, Ky. (7/29/14) — Murray Police Department officers responded to a possible gunshot victim at Murray Calloway… Read More

Cadiz Drug Arrest

CADIZ, Ky. (7/28/14) — On July 17, Cadiz Police received a complaint that an employee of Sonic Drive-In had sold… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 2670

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2259

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2257

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1718

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1535

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 2670

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 2259

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 2257

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1718

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1480

Vehicle Strikes Lawn Mower Driven on…

in Top Stories by Dep. Mike Evans

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 839

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 787

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 552

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 28, 2014 310

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 202

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 25, 2014 1535

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1338

Business Spotlight - Blue Moon Car Wash

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1001

Open Mic, Bike Night Offer Good Times in…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 984

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 28, 2014 915

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03