Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Anti-Bullying Presentation - Chris McBrien

Below is a recent press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger about an upcoming anti-bullying presentation.

The Milton Youth Coalition in a partnership with the School District of Milton, the Milton Police Department and the Milton Middle School’s Parents Group is proud to announce that one of the Midwest’s premiere speakers on the topic of bullying will be in Milton on April 17th. Chris McBrien will be presenting to the High School and Middle School student bodies during the day. Then, that evening at 6:00pm he will be performing at the Jon C. Platts Performing Arts Center at the Milton High School in a production that will be free and open to the public. 

Mr. McBrien has been performing since the age of 7, and speaking on bullying for over ten years. As a former victim of bullying, briefly as a bully, and as a constant speaker on the subject, Chris knows all too well the trials and tribulations that modern children and students go through. He speaks about this topic over 300 times a year to students (K-12) in five states, and is considered by many clients to be the top speaker on bullying in the Midwest. He's well read on the most currently and highly regarded anti-bullying program, Olweus. He's also very familiar with the work on the subject by Dr. Barbara Coloroso, a leading bullying expert. As a former fine arts and theater teacher, a seasoned educational speaker and a well trained entertainer, Chris balances his very serious subject matter with a healthy dose of comedy. "If you want them to listen, you have to give them a break once in a while with comedy. There's no other way", says Chris about delivering his important message. Chris is a trained actor, teacher, ventriloquist, writer and speaker, with an entire lifetime of training and experience in both the US and UK. He performs over 500 programs yearly on various educational topics, with anti-bullying being his number one requested program. 

We encourage members of the community to attend the evening event, particularly the parents of children in the district, as that presentation will be geared somewhat towards adults, and will be very educational. 

We would like to thank the Milton Middle School’s Parents Group for sponsoring these exciting events. 

For more information on Mr. McBrien, please visit his website: http://www.magicstoryteller.biz/.