Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of The Center for Family Justice joins Kate Czaplinski to discuss the center’s mission and a Bowling Against Bullying event this Friday. She also makes a special announcement about the guest speaker at September’s Speaking of Women luncheon. Watch the interview below:
Local kids, teens and adults will join forces on Friday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m., at Fairfield’s Nutmeg Bowl for an evening of family friendly competition, pizza and fun to support the anti-bullying programs of The Center for Family Justice.
The sixth annual Bowling Against Bullying event is part awareness campaign, part fundraiser.
The anti-bullying programs CFJ runs reached more than 2,000 local students last year. These programs are critical as the National Center for Educational Statistics reports approximately one in four children (or about 22 percent) will be bullied during each school year. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control reported in 2015 that children and teens who experience bullying are more likely to experience problems ranging from sleep disturbances and academic challenges to anxiety disorders and depression. They also have higher reported suicide rates.
Participants may join as individuals or teams. Entry fees ($40 for adults and $25 for students 17 and younger as well as members of the military) include two games of bowling, shoe rentals, pizza and soft drinks.
For more information on participating in Bowling Against Bullying please contact Beth Andrews, development associate at The Center for Family Justice at [email protected]
Debra also announces that Nancy Grace will be the guest speaker at the Center’s Speaking of Women luncheon in September, held at The Waterview in Monroe.
The Center for Family Justice Inc. (formerly The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County Inc.), brings all domestic, sexual and child abuse services — crisis intervention, police, prosecutors, civil/legal providers, counseling — under one roof, in our headquarters in Bridgeport, CT. Together, we work to break the cycle of violence by helping those in crisis restore their lives. Although our name has changed, we continue with the work we have provided for 12 decades, providing free, confidential, bilingual crisis services in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull. It is the comprehensive services our partners are providing that are streamlining the road to healing and self-sufficiency.