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5:30PM - 7:30PM at El Jebel Community Center, Pinion Room, El Jebel Study of Bullying in Colorado – Local Focus Group
Do you have a disability?
Have you ever been bullied?
Are you interested in sharing about your experience?
Would you like to contribute to an important new study about bullying?
If YES, we would like to hear your thoughts and experiences!
The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC) and OMNI Institute are exploring the problem of bullying of individuals with disabilities in Colorado. We are seeking 8-10 participants who would be willing to share their experience and ideas about this important issue.
Please join us for a chance to share your thoughts and ideas!
A light snack/meal will be provided, along with a gift card as a thank you for participating.
When: Thursday, June 6th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: El Jebel Community Center, PINION ROOM
0020 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, CO 81623
This discussion is being led by OMNI Institute, a nonprofit social science research agency in Denver. For more information about the project, contact Emily Murillo at OMNI Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-839-9422, Ext.155.
Please RSVP to Emily Murillo (contact information above) or
Gary Bender/Valley Life for All:
email@example.com or 970-319-1279
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PARTICIPATING
Your name and identity will be protected. We will offer 6 meetings throughout the state and will be hearing from people with all different types of experiences, ideas and disabilities. Your name and identity will be protected when we report on information from these meetings because we will combine what you share with what other participants shared at all of the meetings. Nothing that you say will be linked to your name at any time. All of this means that people reading reports and other things from this study will not know that it was you who shared certain ideas or experiences.
How we will share your stories and ideas: We plan to take the information we learn from all of these meetings and be able to share with CDDC about how people with disabilities experience bullying and important ideas for how to start solving the problem.
You don’t have to participate. Participating is voluntary which means that you do not have to take part in the meeting and there will be no consequences if you decide not to attend the meeting.
You can stop at any time. Even if you decide to attend a meeting, you can still decide that you would like to stop participating, or to leave the meeting, at any time.
There aren’t any known risks if you participate. There are not any known risks if you participate in this meeting but we should tell you that some of the questions may be sensitive and could possibly make you feel upset when you share or hear other people sharing their stories about bullying.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to solve the problems of bullying at these meetings. We also need to tell you that unfortunately, none of us will be able to solve the problem of bullying at any one of these meetings. The idea of this project is to gather information and ideas so that we can help CDDC think about next steps for change. Change, especially in big problems like bullying, take a lot of time.
• We will have a list of a few resources available to you if you would like to talk more with someone about a personal bullying problem you have experienced, after the meeting.
Your ideas are very important! – Lastly, your ideas are very important to this work so thank you for considering attending!!
Accommodations are available – Please let us know when you RSVP.
8:00AM - 1:30PM at Glenwood Springs High School, 1525 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 5th Annual Caregiver Conference
Free Conference for individuals who care for adults. Free breakfast served until 9:00 AM.
Resource Fair, Chair Massage, Pampering and more!
9:00AM - 2:00PM at Ramada Inn, Glenwood Springs Intentional Teaming for Meaningful Lives
A Special one-day workshop on strategies for planning and providing customized supports that will lead to positive lives for people with disabilites.
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