Lock Arms with +Families, Our +Pilot Schools and Other Concerned Citizens at +Works’ +Rally Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 4p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

+WORKS MEDIA ADVISORY

HOUSTON, TX — It’s time to get ahead of America’s bullying epidemic with positive talk and action! Join +Works Co-Founders Sarah Fisher and Trish Morille, international bullying expert Dr. Stuart Twemlow, three +First Wave Schools, State Rep. Ellen Cohen, Houston City Council Member Anne Clutterbuck and +Families for a +Rally to bring hope and positive change to families and schools in Houston around the bullying issue. Hear how this new grass roots organization has grown from a small “Momstinct” concept into a program backed by strong science and school administrators, educators, mental health professionals, parents and grandparents all over Houston. +Families and ALL whom support the +Movement are invited and encouraged to attend.

Our nation’s bullying epidemic affects, in its many forms, up to one-third of our youth today.* We know zero tolerance for bullying is not realitstic. That said, zero tolerance for adult nonaction on bullying is the challenge we’re issuing to our community. Bullies only do what bystanders allow; and children only do what adults allow. If we lock arms as concerned adults, we know we can make a +Difference for our children.

*adl.org/combatbullying

WHO:  +WORKS CO-FOUNDERS Sarah Fisher & Trish Morille, along with over 100 concerned parents, educators, students and mental health professionals and advocates.

WHAT: +RALLY to introduce +Works organization, +Family/+School programs and +First Wave Schools to the Houston community and to gather support for the idea of zero tolerance for adult nonaction on bullying.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Dr. Stuart Twemlow, international bullying researcher and speaker; co-author of Why School Antibullying Programs Don’t Work; Co-Director of The Peaceful Schools & Communities Project; endorser of +Works programs and Advisory Group member.

Mrs. Carolyn Sears, Principal, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School

Mr. John Baker, Principal, Mark Twain World School, HISD

Mrs. Debra Fischer, Director, St. Paul’s School

State Rep. Ellen Cohen, District 134

Houston City Council Member Anne Clutterbuck

VISUALS:

Parents, educators and students bearing positive signs, banners and other visuals in a show of support to get ahead of this issue in our homes and on our campuses. Students from the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School community (Scouts, cheerleaders, athletic teams in uniform, drum corps, etc.) as well as other school communities citywide will rally together, spreading the +Works message.

PR CONTACTS:

Sarah Fisher 832 260 3131  and  Trish Morille 713 540 2529