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NoBLE Launches Bullying Support Group for Parents

There is help for parents of children who are facing a bully at school or for parents who think their child might be a bully.

A new support group at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, the “NoBLE Support Group for Parents Dealing with Bullying,” provides a safe environment and open forum to discuss all aspects of bullying. The group, led by a licensed social worker, will address topics such as the rights of parents of bullied children; how to help a child effectively deal with bullies; how to talk to children about handling their emotions; and how to employ strategies to lessen the lasting impact of bullying.

The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from February to May from 5:30 -7 p.m. at Beaumont Hospital, 3711 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak in the Administration Building, first floor, OUWB Conference Room C. 

“It’s been a whirlwind year since we created the state’s first hospital-based program to help young people address the pressures of bullying behavior and deal with their fears and concerns,” says Marlene Seltzer, M.D., medical director of the NoBLE program at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.  “Now, we are expanding our support group offerings to reach out and help parents dealing with bullying issues every day.”

There is no charge to participate, but donations will be accepted to support the work of Beaumont’s NoBLE program. Registration is required.

Read more about all the bullying support groups offered through Beaumont Children's Hospital here.

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