Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center has partnered with the
Safe School Ambassadors program to stand up against bullying
Online PR News – 03-December-2015 – Silver Springs, MD – Dr. Camps of Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center recently funded a Safe School Ambassador program at Briggs Chaney Elementary in an effort to eliminate bullying in the school.
Statistics show that 90% of elementary students have been bullied by their peers and each day more than 160,000 students stay home from school because they are afraid to attend.
As a pediatric dental office, the doctors and team at Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center see firsthand what bullying can do to kids. They’ve found a way to make a difference.
Through the Safe School Ambassador Program, students are selected to serve as anti-bullying ambassadors based on level of peer influence, communication skills and history of standing up for others.
The program typically costs a school around $5,000 to train students and teachers on the appropriate ways to handle bullying in the school. To give back to the community and raise awareness of such an important issue in schools, Dr. Camps has fully funded the program for Briggs Chaney Elementary.
Community Matters, the organization that founded the Safe School Ambassadors Program, will be visiting Briggs Chaney elementary school on December 3rd and 4th to begin implementing the program.
“We hope that by funding such a great program in the school, we’ll make a difference. We run Anti-Bullying contests and have an Anti-Bullying pledge book in our office but those initiatives can only go so far. By involving the schools, we hope to have an even bigger impact,” says Mandy Buchanan, Practice Manager.
If you know a school that may benefit from the Safe Schools Ambassador Program, please contact Sarah Lyles at (301) 989-8994.
ABOUT DR. CAMPS PEDIATRIC DENTAL CENTER
Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center is committed to educating both parents and patients in dental hygiene. The doctors and staff at Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center offer the most up-to-date services for children’s dental needs and strive to treat each patient and parent as family members. For more information about Dr. Camps Pediatric Dental Center, please call the office at (301) 989-8994 or visit www.funsmiles.com.
ABOUT COMMUNITY MATTERS
Safe School Ambassadors is a program of Community Matters, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in: youth violence prevention, youth development, and sustainable school and community partnerships. Headquartered in Sebastopol, California, Community Matters has been in operation since 1995 and has implemented its program in over 1,500 schools in 32 states, 2 Canadian provinces, Guam, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.community-matters.org.