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CHOICES Program hosts Anti-Bullying Symposium

Conference to be held August 22 at Visalia Convention Center

On August 22, the CHOICES Prevention Program will host an Anti-Bullying Symposium at the Visalia Convention Center. The free event, which will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., will feature several breakout sessions on topics including identifying bullying, cyberbullying, signs of suicide, and victim support. These sessions will be presented by psychologists, and members of the District Attorney’s office and Tulare County Sheriff’s office. Bullying prevention expert Wayne Sakamoto will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Sakamoto is the director of School Safety for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of school and community safety and has developed a number of successful gang and youth violence prevention and intervention approaches, including programs for the California Department of Education and the California Department of Justice. He has also assisted the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Gang Center and the International Association of Chiefs of Police in developing trainings, studies and resources for school safety and gang prevention.

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