Supervisor Todd Spitzer and the Orange County Health Care Agency Present:
Parents, children and experts will share their moving experience with bullying – the warning signs, how to help, and available resources. Community organizations will host information booths and provide additional resources.
The Safe Communities event flyer is available at www.ochealthinfo.com.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Foothill High School Event Center
19251 Dodge Ave., North Tustin, CA 92705
Executive Director of National Association of People Against Bullying and author of If These Halls Could Talk-The Daniel Mendez Story
Jonah Mowry: ‘Whats goin on..’ – YouTube video with more than 10 million views
Deputy Jay Myers*
Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Social Trends and Bullying
Third District, Orange County Board of Supervisors
Mayor of Tustin
Director of Behavioral Health Services, Orange County Health Care Agency
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Anna Mendez serves as the Executive Director of National Association of People Against Bullying (NAPAB). The Mendezes started the NAPAB as a resource for victims and their families after their 16 year old son, Daniel, committed suicide after years of relentless bullying. Anna Mendez is also a published author If These Halls Could Talk-The Daniel Mendez Story. Anna will focus on bullying facts and statistics, and will chronicle the life of a young bully victim by providing warning signs missed by parents, school staff, physicians, and the final lessons to be learned.
The Mowrys had no idea their son was being bullied until his YouTube video, Jonah Mowry: ‘Whats goin on..’, went viral. The video has more than 10 million views. Peggy Sue and Jonah will provide a passionate parent and child/student perspective on bullying.
*Deputy Jay Myers
Deputy Myers has been a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. His current assignment is School Resource Officer for North Orange County, where he works to enhance student safety and teach community outreach classes regarding drug trends, Internet safety, social media, and The Parent Project. Deputy Myers is married and has a seven year old daughter with special needs.