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Bullying: Truly a Health Issue

September 12, 2019

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The St Joseph County Medical Society is concerned with the continued rise in childhood bullying in our community and would like to invite you to attend “Bullying: Truly a Healthcare Issue”!

Last spring, the St. Joseph County Medical Society held a community wide talk including a presentation by author Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Take of America’s Opiate Epidemic which really opened the dialogue in our community. In hopes of continuing this community dialogue, we are hosting another event dealing with the effects of bullying.

We are planning a two-fold event on Thursday, September 12, 2019. During the day, we plan to invite all area schools to send middle age students to join us for the event, which will have Gordon Korman, author of the children’s book ReStart, as the keynote speaker. Following the keynote speaker, the day will be filled with breakout sessions on stress control, cyber bullying, healthy eating and opioids/drug abuse, along with lunch in hopes of helping the students understand ways to combat the effects of bullying can have on their health. For the evening, physicians, teachers, mental health professional, law enforcement, parents and others will gather to hear James Brown, Ph.D., LCSW, who will be discussing both the short- and long-term effects that bullying can cause. This physician education portion will provide CME to those attending.


Dr. Browns background spans from being a school social worker for 13 years to earning a PhD in 2010 that focused on the many aspects of bully-ing. He has done research and has journal articles and publishing on the following:

  • What is bullying?
  • Identifying risk and protective factors in States bully prevention laws
  • Parent experiences in discovering and reporting their child being bullied
  • School principals investigative processes in reports of bullying (under review)
  • Urban school social workers experiences with school bullying (in progress)
  • Evaluation of Empathy based intervention program (Presentation/report)
  • Ways physicians can and do advocate for children, youth, and family


This is a free event to attend, however we do ask that you pre-register.

**Physicians will receive 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for attending.

Questions:  Contact Laura at  288-4401 OR SJCMS@MEDDENTSOCIETY.COM



September 12, 2019
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Century Center
120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601 United States