Westport's Salon Paul Michael Hosts Battle Against Bullying with Dr. Allyson Maida

In honor of October's National Bullying Prevention Month, Salon Paul Michael has partnered with Dr. Allyson Maida, psychotherapist in Westport and Associate Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University’s Criminal Justice department. Together they will present Battle Against Bullying, a lecture on how to identify and deal with bullying, on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m. This free, informative one-hour lecture is for parents, teachers and the general public.

For many Fairfield County students, going to school is a happy and memorable experience. Yet, there are countless students who are at risk or have experienced bullying. For these students, attending school, extra-curricular events and navigating through life can be extremely stressful.

Dr. Maida will address the overall scope of bullying, indications of being bullied, reasons for being targeted and the differences between peer-conflict and peer-abuse. She will provide helpful tips for those who experience peer-abuse as well as those who are concerned that a child is becoming a bully. This lecture will include information about the best ways to address bullying with children, other parents, teachers and school administrators.

“At Salon Paul Michael community is at the heart of everything we do,” explained Paul Addario, Salon Paul Michael’s co-founder. “Part of our mission is to provide innovative opportunities at the salon for patrons and guests to come together as a community and learn from one another.”

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Salon Paul Michael at 203-349-9029 to register, as space is limited. Attendees are requested to wear something blue to make a unified statement against bullying.

Salon Paul Michael operates from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday; from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment only on Sunday and is located in the Turkey Hill Shopping Center at 1258 Post Road East at the corner of Turkey Hill Road South, in Westport, CT.


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