In 2012, the Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation hosted its first anti-bullying lecture, which drew a record crowd of nearly 500 people. We were led to start the Anti-Bullying Institute after witnessing first-hand the sheer number of attendees who were thirsting for information, resources, and answers; hearing parents share their powerful and often emotional stories of feeling helpless for their children; and having students tell us they were anxiously looking for help, but did not know where to turn.
The Anti-Bullying Institute offers wide-ranging, hands-on programs which are designed to empower children, parents, school and youth organization personnel to effectively deal with the issue of bullying. Utilizing the latest research and evidence-based strategies, the Anti-Bullying Institute offers personalized educational courses for parents or guardians who have children who are being bullied or are the bullies; specialized staff training for schools and youth organizations; and other group presentations.
Since 2014, the Anti-Bullying Institute has held conferences where we have welcomed school administrators, educators, law enforcement officials, psychologists, youth organization leaders, community representatives, parents and others who have committed themselves to ending bullying. Participants from all over the U.S. have attended our annual conferences at the Riverside Convention Center.
This year’s Bullying Prevention Conference was held on November 5th at the Riverside Convention Center. We presented to a group of over 325 professionals who learned about practical tools and resources to create a kinder, inclusive and positive environment that the attendees would be able to replicate and put in place at their schools or organizations.
Thank you to all who attended. and a special thank you to all of our sponsors!
For more information on anti-bullying parent classes, staff training, our new HERO Program, or to support the Anti-Bullying Institute, please contact:
Lynda E. Bailey, Executive Director
Cheryl Beasley, RMCCF Foundation Executive Assistant
Bianca Gonzalez, Bullying Prevention Program Coordinator
Megan Ramos, RMCCF Foundation Program Coordinator
Shannon Fox, Anti-Bullying Ambassador