Friday, May 27, 2011

DFC bullying ad

I've been meaning to post this for some time, and just recently found out that it was on Youtube. Prevention Educator Lisa Barrett, Paul Figlow of Figlow Productions, and middle school students from various parts of Genesee County filmed this several months ago.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bath salts banned in New York State

New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah has ordered a ban on the sale of a drug marketed as bath salts in New York State, according to an article from Associated Press (AP). Please note: All information contained in this post comes from that article, which was published online at 4:30 a.m. ET on Monday, May 24.

This follows Sen. Charles E. Schumer's call for a ban a few months ago (see Feb. 2 post, "Sen. Schumer seeks to ban drug marketed as bath salts"). According to the AP article, Schumer "is seeking a nationwide ban."

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized as a result of using this drug. Among the symptoms from which users suffer are chest pains, elevated blood pressure, hallucinations and suicidal behavior.

Click here for the AP article.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bart Dentino speaks to business community about workplace bullying

This picture was published along with the article "Dentino: Other-oriented leadership discourages bullying in the workplace" on The Dialy News on Saturday, May 14, around 12:15 a.m.

Bart Dentino, a well-known local musician and speaker, gave a presentation to Coalition partners from the business sector last week. He presented research on other-oriented styles of leadership, which foster positive and productive workplace environments. One of its many benefits is that it helps to discourage a phenomenon that occurs all too often: bullying in the workplace.

Click here to read the full article.