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PREVENTING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS TO BE TOPIC

The Buffalo School District will sponsor a parent forum on school safety from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in West Hertel Academy, 489 Hertel Ave. at Military Road.

The forum, "Creating Safe Schools/Preventing School Violence," will feature Charles Ewing, professor of law and psychology at the University at Buffalo, as the keynote speaker.

Workshops will focus on a number of subjects, including how to help children deal with conflict, stress and harassment in school and ways to deflect aggression. Workshop speakers will include Buffalo police officers, school district guidance counselors and security staff, and staff from the state Department of Children and Family Services.

For more information, contact the school district's public relations office at 851-3600.

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