Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bullying and the special needs child

Please join us for the May SPECIAL Families of Pierce County meeting!

There will be selected lending library resources available for check out, and new attendees receive a valuable binder of information for free (until they are gone). Professionals and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Childcare is not available.

You may recall that Dr. Becker was scheduled to be with us for this topic back in January. He experienced an injury and was unable to attend. We are happy to have him rescheduled for May's meeting so that he can present his bullying workshop!

At January's meeting, we were fortunate to have one of our member families shared their son's experience with bullying and the resulting lawsuit against their school district. It was an intense evening of discussion. This topic can be quite emotional, as many of our children have been the target of bullying. One thing we learned that night was that bullies are not always children.  

In the interest of allowing Dr. Becker to get through his material, we will not allow questions during his talk. Instead, we ask that people write down their questions so that they can be addressed at the end. Our goal is for everyone to have a chance to join the discussion and get a question answered if they have one. We ask that during the Q&A portion of the evening that parents involved in the discussion be cognizant of how much time they spend talking about their own situation, and allow others to have time to talk as well. Thank you for your cooperation!

Topic: Bullying and the special needs child

Speaker:
Dr. Steve Becker, Becker & Associates

Where: Pierce County Library Processing & Administration Center
3005 112th St E., Tacoma
(at 112th and Waller Rd, 1 mile off Hwy 512 Portland Ave exit)

Date: Monday, May 7th

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Email me with any questions at specialfamiliespc@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!