Ways to deal with bullying at school and in the workplace will be the focus of a presentation on Tuesday (June 6) in Chippewa Falls.
The free program will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center, 2301 County Highway I.
Andrea Hess, a counselor on the treatment center staff who also coordinates the Employee Assistance Program, will lead the discussion. Registration for the program is not required and continuing education credits are available.
The program will focus on defining what bullying looks like, where it occurs and its lingering effects. Attendees will interact to discuss what more needs to be done to empower victims, and to give them the tools they need in order to respond to bullying behavior.
The discussion will also deal with what institutions have done to decrease bullying and whether more efforts are needed. There will also be some time spent on prevention techniques.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries and is an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System. Its L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center offers a full spectrum of services to treat adult and adolescent substance use disorders as well as behavioral health services.