CAPA Held Anti Bully Workshop
Bullying, especially race-related, is more common than many think. Yet, many people are unaware of the procedures for reporting bullying or dealing with it. In the past year, CAPA-MC has assisted numerous families who were victims of bullying, but didn’t know, or were afraid to report . The “Back Off” anti-bullying/harassment workshop held on Saturday, November 11 aimed to provide both parents and students with effective strategies to confront and avoid bullying.
The workshop was divided into three segments – sharing of stories, panelists presentation, and Q&A. Parents and victims in the audience shared their stories of bullying and their experience in handling it. Panelists Ms. Denise Bracadilly-Schultz and Dr. Wang Cixin from MCPS and UMCP’s Asian American Studies program explained the reporting process and strategies to defend oneself against bullying. Ms. Bracadilly-Schultz emphasized the importance of keeping a paper trail and reporting. Without these, the Office of Student and Family Support & Engagement would be hard press to assist. Families should also seek out Parent Community Coordinators for assistance as well. Dr. Wang’s focused on the do’s and don’ts for parents and strategies to counter common bullying scenarios. Furthermore, panelists Kim and Ervin Liang shared their perspectives on experience with bullying/being bullied, cross-generational communication, and social dynamics in schools. Director of Career and Technology Education (CTE) also offered his experiences and advices as a principal in handling bullying related incidents.
Lastly, CAPA Junior Reporters Club’s Fall Newsletter is out now!
Additional resources and information:
Chinese Speaking MCPS Parent Community Coordinator (PCC)
Lily Shen 240-314-4860
Contributors: Cynthia Chen, Rachel Li, Lucas Lin, Rachel Wang, Emily Zhang, and Lillian Zhou