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National Bulliyng Prevention Center
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.
Government's Advocay for Anti-Bullying
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
D.C. OHR Bullying Prevention Task Force
The Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force is established to create a comprehensive model policy to be used as a framework for District agencies in adopting tailored anti-bully policies to protect youth in the District. Created under the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012, The Task Force created the District's Youth Bullying Prevention Model Policy which was presented to the Mayor in January 2013.
DCPS Bullying Prevention & Policy
Bullying has become a significant issue with young people nationwide. It affects students at every level, from elementary to high school. To proactively address the issue of bullying the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has created a Bullying Prevention Policy. The policy clearly outlines, the definition of bullying and the steps required by schools to address it.
Grace's Law: Maryland's Anti-Bullying Law
Bullying needs to stop! Bullying is behavior that is both repeated and intended to hurt someone either physically, emotionally or both. It can take many forms like teasing, name-calling, making threats, physical assaults, sexual assaults and cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying Research Center
“What is Cyberbullying?” is one of the most frequent questions we are asked because many know what it is when it happens, but have trouble wrapping succinct descriptive words around it. Formally, we define it as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”
The Internet can provide an unparalleled interactive experience for everyone; it is virtually everywhere in today’s world, and provides many advantages that we as parents did not have when were young. But with the benefits come potential dangers we must be aware of to ensure a positive experience.
National Suicide Prevention Line
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
DIAL 988 for Immediate Help or TEXT "HELLO" to 741741
Call 1 (800) 273-8255 to speak to a professional
THERAPY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
24-Hour Department of Behavioral Health Access Helpline
The easiest way to get connected to services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and its certified behavioral health care providers. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. The Access Helpline can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive behavioral health services. The Access HelpLine at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357
Halcyon Clinical Services
We provide mental health care that is brief, effective, and measured. Halcyon Clinical is a people-driven organization. We aim to provide quality and culturally responsive mental health care to our clients. Our board-certified clinicians provide mental health screening, assessment, and treatment using empirically validated modalities.
African American Therapists in Washington D.C.
Finding the right therapist in your area, whom you can also relate to culturally, can be stressful. Let Psychology Today's online resources help you find a list of African American (male and female) licensed therapists in your area.
Family Focus Therapy, LLC
Born and raised in Washington, DC I knew at a very young age that my purpose in life was to help others. My early exposure to how poverty, drugs and violence negatively affected my community and family anchored my desire to help those with the most need.
Prince George's County Maryland Mental Health Services
If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide or a mental health crisis, dial 2-1-1 for assistance. Mental health specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate assistance and referrals for long-term support. Learn more about 2-1-1 and access helpful online resources.
Maryland Department of Education Mental Health
The mission of the Student Services and Strategic Planning Branch (SSSP) is to provide leadership, support, and accountability for effective, local programs of student services that promote the social-emotional, psychological, behavioral, and physical health of all students. SSSP promotes healthy development, prevention, early intervention, and systems of care.
Reasons to Hope Foundation
Reasons to Hope Foundation was established by members of the DC Peer Support Association with technical assistance from the Peer Specialist Certification Planning Work Group (PSCPWG) of 2009. We bridge gaps in human care systems by providing trauma-informed, non-clinical recovery and peer support services to individuals, families and groups in health care, school-based, hospital and other community settings. allied behavioral health Washington DC (DMV).