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June 10, 2014

Fighting Back Against Bullying
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HCCN Teams Up with Aishah Hasnie of Fox 59, Roberta Courtright, ‎Indiana Fever Director of Community & Player Relations and former NFL Cheerleader Anika Hutchinson to Defeat Bullying!

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive, behavior among school children, young adults and within the workplace that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated and extremely harmful.

Join us as we learn about Anti-Bullying efforts within the community to help you or your child overcome bullying.
Episode Segments:
 
Healing Conversations: Fighting Back Against Bullying

Listen to our roundtable discussion on combating bullying with Roberta Courtright and Anika Hutchinson, botrh of whom are involved with anti- bullying initiatives.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Roberta Courtright
Entering her eighth season with the Fever, Roberta Courtright handles all day-to-day community efforts of the franchise. She was promoted to director of community and player relations following the 2012 season. Courtright joined the Indiana franchise after two years with the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Shock. She served a community relations internship in 2005 before acting as the Pistons’ community relations auction manager during most of the 2006-07 NBA season. A graduate of Aquinas College in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., she was a member of the Aquinas softball team in 2001-02, and traveled with the U.S. Coast-to-Coast Softball Team, representing the United States in an international softball tournament in the Netherlands and Belgium. She graduated from Aquinas while majoring in business administration/sports management, and receiving a minor in coaching. She also coached the Grand Rapids Christian High School softball team for four years, the same school from which she graduated and played softball. She served as a basketball statistician and volunteered with a variety of community programs when she was a student, and participated in an exchange student program by spending two weeks in Japan during 2000. Courtright has been an active participant in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program since 2002.

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Anika Hutchinson
My passion for anti-bullying initiatives come from my own experiences in high school. I empathize with the heart-wrenching effects that kids experience not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The journey for me started with a prophecy at church. Soon after, I was encouraged by co-workers to volunteer with an organization, and I became State Director of Bully Police IN. We collaborated with a handful of other organizations to implement HB 1423, an anti-bullying law in the state of Indiana to better protect our children.