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Bullying Prevention Help Is Out There

PsychCentral.com news’ recent article, Childhood Bullying Can Lead to Chronic Disease, reminds us that bullying is still a major problem, as also evidenced by these news stories

Teen suicide and bullying at work

Teen suicide and bullying at school

Teen cyber-bullies hide behind technology

and by the statistics in this StopBullyingNowFoundation.org video:

 

Parents need to be aware of whether or not bullying is a problem in their child’s school, but more important is fostering an open and supportive relationship with their child so they feel comfortable confiding. Validating your child’s experience is essential, and remember, you’re not alone. Many teachers and principals are responsive to this issue, if not, contact your local education department or anti-bullying programs. SafeKids.com and other sites have suggestions about where to go for help.

In addition to Stop Bullying Now Foundation, schools can choose any one of numerous anti-bullying programs, which address the topic for elementary to high school students. Some programs includin Rachel’s Challenge which brings its programs to more than 1000 American schools each year; Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center; Just Say Yes, Not In Our School; Brian Williams of Think Kindness, a unique kindness-promoting program which uniquely and indirectly addresses bullying for younger students (see video, below); and many more.

 

Bullying Prevention Help Is Out There

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski

Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC is the author of Therapy Revolution: Find Help, Get Better, and Move On Without Wasting Time or Money and is licensed in addiction and psychotherapy with over 25 years experience as well as a consultant to organizations and companies in the fields of mental health and addiction. He is the executive director of an outpatient behavioral health program. Learn more about Richard here.


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& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2017). Bullying Prevention Help Is Out There. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2017/03/bullying-prevention-help-is-out-there/

 

Last updated: 14 Mar 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 14 Mar 2017
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