Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Prevent Child Abuse America and Sigma Delta Tau Announce a Combined Effort to Decrease and Prevent Bullying

Sigma Delta Tau to underwrite a new bullying prevention program that builds on the work of various bullying models


CHICAGO (April 11, 2012) – Sigma Delta Tau and Prevent Child Abuse America will be partnering to implement a new bullying prevention initiative. The new program will provide information and support to the Prevent Child Abuse America’s state chapter network throughout the country. Sigma Delta Tau will serve as the primary underwriter and named supporter of the program and is designating that funds raised in 2012 by its collegiate chapters will be used in part to begin work on the development of the program.

“We are excited to begin working on a new component of our long-standing partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America,” said Amy Krouse, National President, Sigma Delta Tau. “Bullying is an issue that affects many of us personally and fits well with Sigma Delta Tau’s mission. Our alumnae, National Council, and thousands of undergraduate women will be able to engage in this new program. We look forward to growing our partnership with Prevent Child Abuse America through this important issue.”

The initiative will seek to develop a model which builds on, and integrates, the work currently being done on bullying prevention, with a focus on innovation, best practice, and replicability.

 “Sigma Delta Tau has been a tremendous partner of not just Prevent Child Abuse America’s, but the children and families of this country,” said James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America. “Their interest in bullying not only continues the leadership role they have taken in the healthy child development of all children, but exemplifies what’s possible when a group of dedicated people set their minds to transforming the world around them.”

Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 48 states and over 400 Healthy Families America, home visitation sites in 37 states, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring. To learn more about what we’re doing to prevent child abuse and neglect and how you can help, please visit our websites, here and here.

Sigma Delta Tau, a National women’s social sorority founded in 1917 at Cornell University, has over 100 chartered collegiate chapters and more than 50,000 alumnae members. SDT’s philanthropic partners include: Jewish Women International, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Women for Women International. Sigma Delta Tau provides intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within a framework of mutual respect and high ethical standards. To learn more about Sigma Delta Tau please visit their website here.

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