New Bullying Curriculum Addresses
News Release, PACER, March 8, 2004
Contact Pat Bill (952) 838-9000, (800) 53-PACER
Courtney came home from school crying-again. A quiet girl with a
beautiful smile and a slight lisp, she hears taunts from the
Karl has cerebral palsy. In silence, he nurses bruises inflicted by
a classmate. Karl is afraid to tell anyone because his tormentor
threatens harsher treatment if he does.
PACER Center's new innovative curriculum, "Is Your Child a Target of
Bullying? Intervention Strategies for Parents of Children with
Disabilities," addresses these and other types of bullying. An
engaging and superbly produced resource, the curriculum is meant for
professionals and parent leaders to present to parents at meetings,
workshops, trainings, and myriad other occasions.
Using research-based practices, PACER developed the one-of-a-kind
curriculum that offers common-sense information and encouragement to
families whose children experience bullying. The curriculum's
appealing design and easy-to-follow format attracts and holds
attention while delivering important, useable information. The
content defines disability harassment and bullying, advises parents
on how to talk with their child about bullying, teaches constructive
ways a target can react to bullying, educates parents about laws and
policies affecting bullying, and explains to them how to address
bullying in individualized education programs (IEPs).
The curriculum is available from PACER
for $15 in CD-ROM format or $165 with overhead transparencies and
printed script.* To order, contact PACER at (888) 248-0822 or visit
PACER Center is a training and information center for families of
children and youth with all disabilities. It provides varied
resources such as publications, workshops, and individualized
assistance and helps families make decisions about education,
vocational training, employment, and other services for their child
with disabilities. PACER is located at 8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044.
* Minnesota residents add 6.5 percent sales tax and Minneapolis
residents add 7 percent tax. Purchasers from other states pay no