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Mother’s of Bullied Students on Oprah

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The mothers of Carl Walker-Hoover and Jaheem Herrera will be on the Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday, May 6th.

Check it our here.

If you do not know who these young men are, refer to my previous two posts.

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Written by joeldiaz

May 4, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Heavy Hearted

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My last post was about a boy named Karl Walker Hoover. A 6th grade boy that was bullied so much that he decided to commit suicide. Last night I was watching the news, and they were reporting on a boy named Jaheem Herrera from the Atlanta area.

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My heart is heavy. Jaheem took his life this week because of the relentless bullying he endured. You can read the AJC story HERE. When will we (parents, educators, doctors, family, ect.) begin to pay acknowledge that this is a problem. Bullying is not some right of passage. It doesn’t happen to everyone. It’s not just meaningless words that kids brush off. It cuts to the core.

As a youth worker, these cases trouble me greatly. God give me wisdom when I encounter these situations.

Written by joeldiaz

April 24, 2009 at 9:26 pm