Thursday, October 29

Southwest Center Holds Bullying/Conflict Resolution Seminars

Krystle Washington addresses students on issues of bulling and conflicts
Baton Rouge, La. – The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives held Bullying/Conflict Resolution Seminars at area school on October 29. At the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts (MACA), Krystle Washington, Extension Educator, taught over 200 students the many forms of bullying, how to play an active role from being the bully, by-stander, to victim, and effective ways to resolve conflicts that occur in everyday life. Krystle stated, “I highly commend MACA for taking the state standards [Under Act 861 enacted in 2012, school employees are required to participate in four hours of training to learn how to detect, prevent and end bullying] which only requires teachers to learn how to end bullying, and become more proactive to involve and empower students to also take a stand against bullying. The students at MACA are extremely talented, and it was amazing to see the theater students come up with a skit to role play how to effectively stop bullying and resolve conflicts without belligerence and violence.” 

The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, located in Opelousas, is a satellite campus of the Southern University Ag Center.

For more information, please contact Krystle J. Washington at


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