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fighting for ophelia

Fighting for Ophelia is a group of students from the Ursinus community who are trained and coached on matters of relational aggression, behavior this is intended to harm someone by damaging or manipulating his or her relationships with others. After being sufficiently prepared by experienced professionals, UC students move to the Perkiomen Valley School District and work with its students. College students work with both high school and middle school students on issues of recognizing relational aggression and coping with it. It is the mission of Fighting for Ophelia to educate students about matters of relational aggression, teach them how to recognize situations involving RA, and suggest to them them how to handle such circumstances. It is the ultimate goal of Fighting for Ophelia to better the atmosphere in the Perkiomen Valley School District, and make it one more welcoming and safe. Membership will be open to any Ursinus student, however, students, in order to work in the Perkiomen Valley School District, must pass a mandatory background check. The group will meet for mandatory training sessions scheduled each fall, four times per semester at the Perkiomen Valley schools for “large group-small group” presentations, and as needed before these presentations to properly prepare them. A group of students within the club will also meet weekly with a group of middle school students to work with them on a curriculum established by The Ophelia Project called R.A.P.S. This group of students will be self-selected on an availability basis.

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Hillary Anderson, President
Jennie Kuhn, Vice-President
Shama Gupta, Treasurer
Rose Healy, Secretary

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Reese Rechnitz