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Newswires – Senator Collett Announces Over $1.5M in Safety & Mental Health Grants for Montgomery & Bucks Counties
Today, Senator Maria Collett announced $1,577,927 in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grants for mental health, public safety, victims’ services and other important initiatives across Montgomery and Bucks Counties including $200,000 to Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) for Statewide Crisis Response Project 2022-2023
NOVA was awarded a grant to update their Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD).
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Upstander Day brings together adults and children to walk against bullying in Bucks County. It also marks the start of NOVA’s 10th Annual NO BULLying Run.
NOVA has announced that the 10th Annual NO BULLying Run will be a hybrid event. It will take place during the entire month of October, 2022 to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month. This event raises awareness about the effects and consequences of bullying and funds NOVA’s efforts to combat bullying through both school- based and virtual education programs. No Bullying Run participants can choose their own course and distance with the collective goal of logging 22,808 miles. Each mile of the goal represents one child who will be bullied in Bucks County this year, according to statistics from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Registration is now open! Register at https://runsignup.cnovasnobullyingrun.
Media Mentions & Appearances
While statistics of bullying in schools may be alarming, organizations such as Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Bucks County are working to prevent occurrences by teaching students of all ages strategies to fend off bullies and how to intervene when they see it occurring. On this episode of Keystone Education Radio, host Annette Stevenson speaks with Grace Wheeler, NOVA’s director of education and prevention on the organization’s efforts on this front.
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