Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Action Alert: PA DRN Disability Harrassment and Bullying in PA Schools

The PA Disability Rights Network is conducting research into "Disability Harrassment and Bullying." Although the title it a bit misleading, the survey is designed to collect information on school abuse, seeking answers to questions about physical, emotional, and psychological abuse from teachers, staff, other students, etc.

There is also a section at the bottom to put additional "important information." So if any of you have contacted them in the past and have been refused help, like I was, please consider telling them.

The survey can be found here:

This is the "comment" I left for them. Unless we speak up, nothing will change...

"Please do more than just "talk" about or share stories of abuse. Please investigate when parents call to report allegations of school abuse to you; please stop turning parents away when they report abuse allegations to you. There's nothing more devastating to a parent than to know their child has been abused and they weren't able to stop it; to know the agencies federally and state mandated to investigate those "allegations" - who could stop it - won't investigate; to not know where else to turn to for help when no one wants to get involved.

Please help us protect our children!

Thank you."

Jennifer Searcy
Founder/Director of Public Policy and Affairs

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