Temple Beth Elohim, Brewster New York - conducted presentation to students in religious school grades 6-8
Somers Middle School, NY - conducted presentation to Special Education Parent Assoc. (SEPTA) and the regular PTA
Panelist in Concord NH at "A Community Conversation for Adults on the Netflix series: 13 Reasons Why"
Stratford School District, CT - parent presentation
Danbury School District, CT - Mental Health staff members (psychologists, counselors, social workers)
Scott's Ridge Middle School, Ridgefield, CT - parent group
Western CT State University - Education Club students
Brookfield Publice Library - community residents including parents, students, various school staff members
Congregational Church, Brookfield, CT - teen youth group
"Keep on doing this!"
"Very moving and eye opening."
“Do you go to schools and share this story?” “As a parent,it was very interesting to hear what the younger girls were saying and sharing.”
“Maybe have a slide with suggestions how to talk to a friend that’s struggling.”
"Thank you for sharing this and helping me start a dialogue with my middle school daughter."
"This was a good presentation that really shows the ways your actions positive or negative can impact someone."
"I was a facilitator- The big impact of this was that it was your story - it was an actual story -
"We could have easily spent the entire day discussing this topic. As a parent and a social worker, I'm all too aware of how bullying plays out in the schools and affects students and their families.""You did a great job."
"Please advertise after this presentation. Offer it to a broader group of parents of all different ages."
"For the future, I suggest adding a component that asks the audience to talk in small groups, consider Alexa's story and consider ways to intervene that may have altered the outcome."
"This would be meaningful for students in middle (8th) and high school."
“Offer to alll middle and high schoolers.”
“This needs to be presented to all staff, esp. Gen. Ed. teachers and paras to increase awareness of everyday behaviors in classroom, playgrounds, cafeteria, etc.