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October 21, 2014

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Nevada nonprofit gets message out against ‘la intimidacion’

In the past year bullying, and the more recent phenomenon of cyberbullying, has garnered a great deal of attention.

Now Nevada PEP, a nonprofit organization that primarily works with children with disabilities, is helping to spread the anti-bullying message to the state’s Spanish speakers.

The organization is offering English- and Spanish-language training for parents who are concerned about bullying, called “intimidacion” in Spanish. There are concerns that language and cultural barriers may lead to Hispanic students being bullied, and a reluctance on the part of parents to report the incidents.

Nevada PEP also offers a Spanish-language parents support group that meets the last Wednesday of every month at the organization’s Las Vegas office, 2101 S. Jones, Suite 120.

To find out more about the anti-bullying training visit nvpep.org or call 388-8899.

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