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You can use this link on May 27 to attend the Webinar.
The well-being of children is a top priority for not only parents, but for schools and local law enforcement. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one out of every five students (20.2 %) report being bullied at school. Knowing how to address and discuss signs of bullying at the onset with school administrators and knowing the rights of children and parents as well as school policies can help.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, a panel of experts, including a police officer, lawyer, and a teacher will join the Webinar, “Stand Up Against Bullying.” The panel is sponsored by the Home and School Association of Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School (GSC), which nurtures students’ commitment to God, Scholarship, Community, and Service, and aims to provide a safe space for students to learn.
Panelists include John (J.C.) Lore III, a distinguished clinical professor of law at Rutgers Law School; Officer Michael Ciuffetelli, representing the Upper Dublin Township Police Community Response Unit; and Rachel Dillinger, third grade teacher at GSC.
Professor Lore is the founding co-director of the Children’s Justice Clinic, the first Rutgers Law clinic to focus on children. As part of the clinic, third-year law students receive academic credit for representing children in Southern New Jersey. In addition to providing legal services, students. He also has worked as a staff attorney and pro bono coordinator at the Bluhm Legal Clinic of Northwestern University School of Law where he managed the training and supervision of more than 200 Chicago area law firm attorneys who represented children in juvenile court. Before pursuing a teaching career, he was an assistant public defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia and the Cook County Public Defender's Office in Chicago. Throughout his career he has litigated hundreds of trials and motions before a wide variety of courts and administrative agencies. He is an expert on issues of children’s rights, juvenile law, and trial advocacy and has been a frequent contributor to various media outlets throughout the country.
Officer Ciuffetelli is part of the Upper Dublin Community Response Unit, which is tasked with addressing community concerns and providing community education. Since the CRU functions within the Patrol Division, the member officers continue to answer calls for service and perform patrol duties in addition to their CRU duties and responsibilities. The CRU’s mission is to identify and address the concerns of the Upper Dublin Township community.
A graduate of Penn State University, Rachel Dillinger joined the GSC faculty in 2019. During her first year of teaching, she transitioned impressively to a state-mandated virtual classroom. From virtual tours of zoos across the country to various interactive videos of her reading children’s books, Ms. Dillinger provided leadership, comfort, and creativity to her class during an exceptionally difficult time.
Welcoming remarks will be provided by H&S secretary Jazmin Rozier, mother of three, and the panel will be moderated by Aimee O’Donnell, who also is a member of the Good Shepherd H&S Board and the mother of a daughter at GSC.
To join the free and public webinar, log in to https://zoom.us/j/91055256559.
To view previous Webinars, go here: https://gschomeandschool.weebly.com/webinars.html and scroll down on the page.