October is National Bullying Prevention Month. On October 5, the TAA’s Tourette Health and Education team hosted an interactive and informative Twitter chat to raise awareness for National Bullying Prevention. This was an especially engaging chat as we collaborated with PACER and Jaylen Arnold to explore the definition of bullying; provide self advocacy tips for victims of bullying; increase understanding the role of bullying in anti-harassment laws; and touch upon coping mechanisms for confrontations.
As you may know, PACER is a National Bullying Prevention Center that provides information, support, and workshops to families and professionals. And Jaylen Arnold, is a young man on a mission and is the founder of Jaylen’s challenge Foundation, which promotes awareness and prevention of bullying through education and community service.
Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.