Bullying and domestic violence conference planned

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to attend a free bullying and domestic violence conference from 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. on June 9 at the Wildwood Convention Center at 4501 Boardwalk in Wildwood. The event is sponsored by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, in conjunction with the Cape May County Working Group on Bullying and Domestic Violence.

“I hope residents of our local communities take an interest in this very important topic,” said Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

“Domestic violence is a learned behavior,” he said. “A child is not born an abuser but instead what they witness in the home plays a significant role in their formation as an adult.”

The prosecutor said that education is one of the keys to prevention of domestic violence and bullying.

According to the prosecutor’s office, as many as 14 million children witness intimate partner violence in their homes each year. The conference will help participants understand the effects of witnessing domestic violence on children.

Scheduled sessions include: Teen dating abuse; Pathways to potential for students at risk; Cyberbullying and sexting for teachers and parents; and Understanding the effects of domestic violence on the victim.

Speakers at the conference include: Taylor; Allison Bressler; Gloria Sgrizzi; Michael McKnight, education specialist; Bryan Hamilton, detective; and Martina Singleton and Carol Realer, of the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse.

For more information, call 609-465-1163, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see www.cmcpros.net.

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