MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
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WEST WINDSOR -- The Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children, in association with Kidsbridge, will conduct an educational seminar, “Eradicating Bullying and Fostering Tolerance & Mutual Respect Among Our Young.” The one-day program featuring keynote speaker Randy Nathan, President and CEO of Project NextGen, will be Nov. 13, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Community College Conference Center in West Windsor.

The Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children serves to educate the public on issues relating to the welfare of children, to provide forums for professionals and volunteers, and advocates for programs and policies that will improve the quality of services for the youth of Mercer County. The one-day program will include breakout sessions with expert panelists on child advocacy programs and methods to eradicate bullying within Mercer County’s youth population.

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes supports the Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children chartered under the County’s Department of Human Services. Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler and Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph Bocchini serve as advisers to the Commission. Commission members include Marygrace Billek, Director, Mercer County Department of Human Services; Robin Scheiner, Chairperson, Prosecutor’s Office; Loni Hand, Doris Weisberg, Rose Nini, Steve Rosen, Helen Keith Smeltzer, Michael Shifman and Jason Salvatore. Kidsbridge is a Mercer County-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing hands-on programs focusing on anti-bullying, anti-cyberbullying and tolerance.

Teaching professionals, guidance counselors and school administrators throughout Mercer County are encouraged to attend. The registration fee for the conference is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all program materials. For further information on the conference, contact the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children at 609-989-6966.