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Bullying Remediation Symposium Aims to Improve School Culture

Des Moines, IA (August 28th, 2017)- Iowa Safe Schools is welcoming back Iowa educators with an opportunity to improve their school’s culture. The 2017 Bullying Remediation Symposium is designed to create safer and more welcoming school environments for all students by providing educators with effective intervention strategies. Iowa Safe Schools Executive Director, Nate Monson, who is available for interviews, released the following statement.

“Simply talking about bullying is not enough, with over 50% of students reporting they’ve been bullied with little to no intervention, we must provide educators with effective tools and strategies to intervene,” said Monson. “Shifting the culture of a school is not a quick fix, it takes a dedicated effort over time to produce safe and nurturing learning environments. Every student deserves the same opportunity to learn, grow, and be successful, and it starts with ensuring their mental health is equally as important as their physical wellbeing”.

The Bullying Remediation Symposium will be held on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at the First Unitarian Church in Des Moines. The Symposium is a workshop style format, with 11 experts presenting on topics from How the Law Protects Students to Effective Safety Planning. License renewal and other professional credits available. For more information please visit . Follow the Bullying Symposium on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter with #ProtectKidsStopBullying


About Iowa Safe Schools

Iowa Safe schools is the largest LGBTQ statewide organization and provides safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities for LGBTQ youth through education, outreach, and advocacy.