More on Monday's Dialogues meeting
Here's the print edition story...I'll have more details later today:
The emotional and psychological impact of bullying on young people -- and what can be done to help them cope with bullying -- will be explored in a Post-Bulletin Dialogues event on Monday at University Center Rochester.
Mental health experts and counselors, as well as others involved in addressing bullying at the local and state level, will join Managing Editor Jay Furst for the Dialogues event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Heintz Center Commons at UCR, 1926 Collegeview Road.
Among the panelists: Julie Hertzog, director of the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center in the Twin Cities; Heather Geerts, clinical director, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center in Rochester; Cathy Miller, a school public health nurse with Olmsted County Public Health; and Vangie Castro, a youth counselor with the Diversity Council in Rochester and a member of the governor's task force on bullying prevention.
That task force issued its preliminary report Wednesday, and its recommendations will be discussed on Monday as well.
Post-Bulletin Dialogues meetings are informal conversations about important issues in the news. More than 100 people attended the Dialogues meeting at John Marshall High School in May. That meeting also focused on bullying, and people shared their stories about bullying and panelists offered ideas and solutions.
More details on the Dialogues event will be posted at the Furst Draft blog at PostBulletin.com.