Williams will be discussing the topic of bullying and cyberbullying and how parents can be more proactive in preventing these behaviors with their own children. He will discuss with parents how to help motivate our children not to be “bystanders” of bullying.
Williams has been speaking with students, teachers, and parents for over 12 years now. His prior experience includes serving as a member of the U.S. Navy and working in the corporate world. Because of his love for working with students, and due to life circumstances that have impacted his own life with his children, speaking to students about serious issues that could impact their lives has become his lifelong passion.
Williams has traveled all over the country and spoken to thousands of students. He is used regularly by the United Way and has ongoing relationships with National Youth Center for Youth Issues in Chattanooga, TN. He is a published author of the book, “Parenting on Point” and video series “Proactive Parenting.”
Williams will also be speaking with elementary, middle, and high school students on the topic of bullying. He will be doing additional sessions on substance abuse for high school students. Each of the schools will have a schedule outlining when Williams will be meeting with students.
“We feel very fortunate to have Jim in Ashe County to address these topics,” said Tara Miller, family support for Ashe County Schools. “Statistics show that 1 out of 4 children will be bullied in school. We encourage all parents and our community to come and hear Jim Williams speak on the topic of bullying. Parents and our community play a key role in assisting our students with this serious issue.”
Contact Kim Barnes or Tara Miller at the Ashe County Board of Education office at 246-7175 if you have questions.