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Hispanic Community Now Getting Anti-Bullying Message

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LAS VEGAS -- A message against bullying is now targeting the Hispanic community. A local nonprofit is holding anti-bullying training for parents who feel more comfortable with the Spanish language.

Nevada PEP is a statewide parent center that helps parents who may have a concern about their child being bullied. It is free training, and the Spanish session is growing in popularity. 

"La intimidacion" is what bullying is known as in Spanish. The training center at the Nevada PEP offices convert into a Spanish-speaking zone where parents can learn what to do if they feel their kids are being bullied. Often times, the language barrier or cultural differences prevent parents from reporting what is happening to their children. 

"Children who are vulnerable and children that often maybe speak Spanish become more isolated or do not get as involved in school activities as the other children do and may have a tendency to be more bullied," Robin Kincaid with Nevada PEP said.

Aside from holding these free training sessions for parents in Spanish, Nevada PEP also has a partnership with the Clark County School District to make campus visits where parents can get material.

For more information about the services available and the anti-bullying sessions, go to nevadapep.org.

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