Author and award-winning principal Elizabeth Bennett is leading a free session on how parents and caregivers can respond to bullying on Wed. Feb. 22, 

February 22 is officially Pink Shirt Day, and the Cochrane Kiwanis, in partnership with FCSS and the Family Resource Network, is hosting the two-hour session in the Hillside Room of the SLS Centre starting at 7 p.m.

Statistics show that one in five youth will experience some form of bullying over their school years. The session aims to help respond when your child is bullied, engaged in bullying others, or witnessed it occurring.

Kiwanis president Ron Gosselin says Bennett will be sharing a wealth of knowledge at the session.

"Her thing is to focus on creating positive and connected relationships," he says. "She does it through courageous conversations and her aim in doing this is to reduce the incidents of bullying, especially among youth."

Bennett is with Peers Mediation and Skills Training (PMAST). With over 35 years of teaching, administration, and coaching experience, she offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and a vast background of knowledge. She is dedicated to bringing a message of hope to community and business leaders, educators, parents, and youth. 

You can register for the event here.