Speaker Series, Boothbay: Dr. Nan Stein of the Wellesley Centers for Women
School is much more than a place for academic learning. It’s a safe, secure place where students can feel valued, respected and nurtured. Bullying, exclusion and harassment pose a threat to students and to the school as a space safe enough to try out new ideas and take risks. Sexual harassment in schools is not new and it can happen anywhere. Nearly half of public school students in grades 7-12 experience sexual harassment. To help address this issue, New Hope Midcoast, in collaboration with Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM), is bringing Dr. Nan Stein to Rockland and Boothbay for two speaking engagements. A former social studies teacher, drug and alcohol counselor, and gender equity specialist, Stein co-led the development of "Shifting Boundaries," a nationally-recognized, school-based dating violence intervention program. Educators, guidance counselors, school administrators, health and mental healthcare providers, parents, community members and agencies that work with youth are invited to attend the talk. Register by Sep 26th at $10 per person. Be sure to use the contact information below for questions, large groups and to request a fee waiver as needed.