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  • ACTS MATTER

    Bystanders' actions

    We must help kids feel safe to speak up
  • An Acts Matter Essay: How many of us teach and encourage intervention techniques for when they see a classmate being bullied — or model such interventions in our own lives?
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      Acts Matter is a series of essays written by community members about issues in Ashland.

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      Also, send your essay ideas to jeastman@dailytidings.com.

      Resources

      • Mediation Works offers bullying prevention and bystander awareness programs at schools and for parents. Information is available by calling 541-770-2468 or visiting www.mediation-works.org/pg28.cfm.

      • Paul Coughlin's Freedom-From-Bullying books and programs are described at www.theprotectors.org.

      • Community Works offers Jackson County's confidential, 24-hour crisis helpline and sexual assault advocates who will not contact parents or law enforcement without a victim's permission. Call 541-779-4357.

      • The Ashland Police Department's You Have Options website (www.reportingoptions.org) has information for victims of sexual assault. The site is not yet accessible on mobile devices.

      • Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team offers violence prevention programs, free medical care, forensic evidence collection, emotional support and a survivors' support group. For more information, call 541-840-0904 or visit http://jacksoncountysart.org/
  • An Acts Matter Essay
    People we talk to about the Ashland High School football camp incident seem quick to sum it up: One bad kid persuades a few other kids to do bad things, all in the name of team hazing.
    It's a reassuring way to look at it, containing the problem to "boys will be boys" gone a little too far; minimizing a violation of intimate body parts, rather than truly naming it as the frightening sexual assault it is.
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