Monday, February 25, 2013

Teach Anti-Bullying Presents “Bullying: The Silent Threat – What Every Parent & Teacher Needs to Know,” Monday, February 25th at St. Pius X School in Broomall, PA



Broomall, PA – February 25, 2013 – Teach Anti-Bullying, the Philadelphia-based national non-profit organization dedicated to working with educators and parents on the bullying crisis in our communities, is presenting “Bullying:  The Silent Threat – What Every Parent & Teacher Needs to Know,” a free anti-bullying seminar for parents, teachers, and the community, on Monday, February 25th at St. Pius X School in Broomall. 

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is free, and open to the community.  The seminar is a comprehensive program that examines what bullying really is, as well as addressing cyber-bullying, texting, and bullying of children with disabilities, as well as a question and answer session.  St. Pius X School is located at 204 South Lawrence Road, in Broomall, PA (19008)

Speakers will include Claudio Cerullo, Ph.D., the founder and President of Teach Anti-Bullying, as well as Daniela Desiderio Redpath, the organization’s vice president.  Also, Daniela Desiderio Redpath’s 10-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum and has been bullied since kindergarten, will speak at the event.

Teach Anti-Bullying was launched in November 2011 out of growing concern for the issue of bullying both in the classroom and in the community. Serving children and families who have been, or are being affected by, bullying, 
Teach Anti-Bullying works to raise awareness and support, while encouraging the collaboration of all stakeholders – children, educators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, and local, state and federal legislators – in the pro-active intervention against bullying as well as the prevention of bullying. 

Dr. Cerullo brings over 20 years of professional experience in education to Teach Anti-Bullying.  He has been extremely active in addressing the great need for anti-bullying awareness, and prevention, nationwide, as a result of parents asking him to help students that are being impacted academically, socially and emotionally by this silent threat.  Prior to founding Teach Anti-Bullying, Dr. Cerullo began his career in education with six years of teaching in Social Science Education.  His career has included positions as a school principal (kindergarten through eighth grade); Director of Early Childhood Education; Assistant Middle School Academic vice Principal; Assistant High School vice Principal and Director of Athletics; and Interim Secondary Charter School Principal.  Internationally recognized as an expert on the subject of Anti-Bullying, Dr. Cerullo has provided many workshops on issues regarding Classroom Management, Student Behavior Modification, Character Education, and School Violence Prevention programs K-12.  He is interviewed regularly by media outlets on the subject of Bullying and Anti-Bullying, and is a gifted public speaker on this topic of extreme interest to parents, educators and legislators.  He has written numerous articles and books on the subject, and has lectured at many local, state, and regional education forums and conferences.  Dr. Cerullo delivered the keynote address at the State of Louisiana’s first Anti-Bullying Conference in 2012. 

Daniela Desiderio Redpath joined Teach Anti-Bullying as the organization’s Vice President in November 2011, and brings her considerable marketing, public relations and event management skills to her role.  In addition, Daniela brings her experience as a single mother of two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum and has suffered from bullying in his school. Her extensive experience in event planning, marketing and public relations was gained over two decades in the hotel and food service industries in suburban Philadelphia.  Daniela was the PTO co-president for Chesnutwold Elementary School, in the Haverford School District, from 2010 to 2012.  She is active with Autism Speaks, and not only helped plan the 2011 Autism Speaks Walk, she also raised over $3,000 on her own for the organization.  She also works with a number of groups supporting mothers with children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Teach Anti-Bullying’s services include school assemblies, workshops, conferences and speaking engagements; advocacy; program development and implementation; policy development and implementation; victimization support services; bullying in the workplace programs; online support for children and families; and expert witness for anti-bullying court cases.

In just the first 12 months of Teach Anti-Bullying’s existence, the organization has made over two dozen presentations to over 1,000 parents, over 1,000 educators and professionals, and over 2,000 students in events in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  Teach Anti-Bullying also presented last March at the State of Louisiana’s Call for Action Anti-Bullying Conference in Baton Rouge.

Additional information about Teach Anti-Bullying is available at http://www.TeachAntiBullying.com.

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