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Get Connected offers talk on bullyproofing children

The Get Connected Parent Network invites parents to hear from Kristin Hasbrook who will speak on “Bullyproof your Child” April 15 at 7 p.m. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at Maple Avenue Elementary School, W240 N6059 Maple Avenue, Sussex.

Parents will learn why bullies bully, why some kids are targets for bullies and what to do if your child is being bullied. They will gain a better understanding of the dynamics between the bully and the bullied child

An educator for 20 years — 13 with the Hamilton School District and seven with Milwaukee Public Schools — Kristin Hasbrook is currently coordinator of Hamilton’s Get Connected Program. She is a guidance counselor, consultant and the district’s alcohol and other drug coordinator. In addition, she is the parent of four children. She serves as vice-president of the Porcupine Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits children’s causes.

The Get Connected Parent Network helps parents navigate children through their school years by providing:

  • age-appropriate information;
  • networking with other parents;
  • presentations from professionals; and
  • guidance and support.

Get Connected is sponsored by the Parent and Community Triangle, a partnership between the Hamilton School District, Sussex-area Outreach Services and community parents. Funding and support provided by United Way of Waukesha County “Helping Kids Succeed” initiative.

For more information, please contact Get Connected Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook at (262) 246-1973 x1128.