Minneapolis—September 26, 2012—An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students, according to the National Education Association, while 35 percent of workers say they have felt bullied at work, according to a CareerBuilder survey.

Throughout October, in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month, Walden University will be raising awareness of this important national issue by showcasing the expertise of its faculty, alumni and students who bring dedicated research, hard work and passion to this subject. The general public is invited to join the Walden community in attending events and accessing resources about bullying.

On Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Eastern time, Walden will host a live webinar, “Bullying: When Communities Respond to a National Issue” featuring Colleen Logan, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC, program coordinator for Walden’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program, and Jason Lum, JD, MPP, faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Joined by Florida State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, co-founder of the Big Bend Anti-Bullying Task Force, the panelists will discuss the impact of bullying on public policy, social justice and advocacy initiatives.

“Bullying is no longer limited to the classroom or the playground. It’s everywhere, 24/7, and the damage is profound and can impact a person during childhood all the way into adulthood,” said Dr. Logan, who specializes in the personal and societal impact of bullying. “By recognizing National Bullying Prevention Month, Walden University is actively engaging in this national discussion about how to stop bullying so we can work together to make a positive change now.”

A live Facebook chat about bullying in the workplace with Stacee Reicherzer, PhD, faculty member in the School of Counseling and Social Service, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Eastern time. Topics such as workplace bullying, cyberbullying and bullying within our schools are also addressed in research, published articles, on-demand webinars and handouts available for download at www.WaldenU.edu/bullyprevention.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 48,500 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 60 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.

Walden offers more than 65 degree programs with more than 330 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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