KEYSER - Mineral County Schools will be hosting a community bullying forum on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14, at both Keyser and Frankfort high schools.

For the News Tribune
KEYSER - Mineral County Schools will be hosting a community bullying forum on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14, at both Keyser and Frankfort high schools.  
Special guest Signe Whitson will be at Keyser High School’s auditorium on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and at Frankfort High School’s auditorium on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  
Whitson provides training throughout the United States for students, parents, and professionals on topics related to parenting challenging children, teaching kids skills for assertive anger expression, understanding passive-aggressive behavior, non-physical crisis de-escalation strategies in schools and treatment centers, and bullying prevention.
Whitson is the director of counseling at The Swain School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute.  
Whitson’s articles, books, and trainings offer down-to-earth, practical advice for traversing the daily difficulties of living and working with children, tweens, and teens.  
More information can be found at signewhitson.com
Whitson is the author of six books, including:
Bully prevention:
“The Eight Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens”
“The Eight Keys to End Bullying Activity book Companion Guide for Parents & Educators”
“Eight Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools”
“Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Ages 5-11 to Cope with Bullying”
Anger management:
“How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens”
Passive aggressive behavior:
“The Angry Smile: The New Psychological Study of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Home, at School, in Marriage & Close Relationships, in the Workplace, and Online.”
    Whitson’s presentations are an outcome of the Mineral County Schools’ Bullying Taskforce. Her visit also includes training for the district’s administrators and counselors. Beyond these activities, the Taskforce has begun its expansion and is proud to announce its most recent partner, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department.  Additional members are being added to the expanding efforts to address bullying and unwanted behaviors in our schools.
“We are hoping parents and community members from the region will join us for this exciting event,” said superintendent of schools Shawn Dilly.