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Indiana’s Bully Bill

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This Spring the Indiana General Assembly passed HEA 1423, anti-bullying legislation, which went into effect July 1st. In the Centers for Disease Control’s 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Indiana was ranked 3rd in the country for both bullying on school property and online bullying. The survey found that one-in-twenty Hoosier children hadn’t shown up to school in the month prior to the survey, because they were fearful of their safety. After the bill passed, a summer task group was set up to instruct school districts and Indiana residents about bullying. Members of that task force clarify the law for today’s WFHB feature report.

bloomingOUT – October 24, 2013

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Bloomington North High School Counselor Greg Chaffin discusses the additional hardships and academic stressors faced by LGBTQIA teens as a result of bullying and discrimination on a new edition of Youth in Peril. Helen highlights October as pride month on an edition of Queer Herstory.  Founder and President of Indiana Transgender Wellness Alliance and Cummins engineer talks about transitioning on the job as well as support networks developing at the corporate level.

www.indianatransgenderwellness.org

Producer Carol Fischer

Executive producer Alycin Bektesh

Associate Producers Sarah Hetrick and Nick Tumino

News Director Josh Vidrich

Original theme music provided by Mikial Robertson

Announcer Sarah Hetrick

 

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