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Bullying

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The Resilience Project

Offers pediatricians and families information and resources to help children and adolescents who have been exposed to violence. This website addresses community violence, cyber bullying, child abuse, domestic violence and teen dating violence.
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive advice and report hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence or sexual assault and more.
870 North Pearl Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo-ohio.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth. Programs include:

  • City Life: Offers free group meetings, mentoring relationships, free childcare and other support for teen moms, job and life skills training and financial literacy for teens.
  • WellSpring: Provides professionally trained counseling for children, teens, adults and families.
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries: Provides spiritual counsel for incarcerated youth at three juvenile detention centers in Central Ohio.
  • HireLevel Promotions: Trains neighborhood teens in embroidery skills. All profits of the items produced and sold are applied to the City Life Center’s operating expenses.
  • HireLevel Auto: Teaches urban teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic, then sold on our car lot.
  • Point Break: Facilitates anti-bullying seminars for area high schools. This evidence-based program is highly effective in helping teens develop compassion for each other.

Main Office
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 848-4870

City Life Center
40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 410-1898

WellSpring Counseling
1335 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 538-0353

coyfc.org

Huckleberry House

Works with Central Ohio’s youth ages 12 to 24 and families who are dealing with issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Programs include:

  • Crisis Shelter – Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for youth ages 12 to 17.
  • Transitional Living Program – Assists youth ages 17 to 21 with independent living skills, mental health support and securing living arrangements. Teens meet with counselors for free and confidential support.
  • Family Support Program – Counseling services are available to youth ages 12 to 22 and their families.
  • Youth Outreach Program (YOP) & YOP Shop – Meet with youth ages 12 to 24, anywhere, to help connect or make aware of support that’s available in the community to help you with housing, education, employment, and other needs. YOP Shop is the location where that assistance can occur.
  • Scholarship Program – Provide scholarship funds to young people in their programs to help pay for college tuition and expenses.

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-8097
YOP Shop: 893 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 826-3630
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (614) 294-5553 or text “SAFE” and your current location to 69866 to find a Safe Place Partner that can help you get to Huck House
huckhouse.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital It’s Not Cool to Be Cruel

This interactive educational program for students in 5th-7th grade deals with the physical and emotional cruelty inflected by bullying and violence. Students learn to appreciate their own difference and the difference of those around them. This program comes to your classroom or youth group at a date and time that is convenient for you.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0678
nationwidechildrens.org/its-not-cool-to-be-cruel

Safer Schools Ohio

Sign up for SafterOH Tip Line to report potential suicide, school shootings, bullying or other problems anonymously. This program is based on four components: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They also provide guidance to Ohio school administrators in planning, educating staff, and enforcing their school’s safety and security operations.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 644-2641
SaferOH Tip Line: call or text (844) 723-3764
saferschools.ohio.gov

Stomp Out Bullying

Focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse. Their HelpChat Line is a free and confidential help chat for youth ages 13-24. It is intended to assist those who are victims of all forms of bullying and those who may be at-risk for suicide as a result of being bullied. There are resources for youth, parents and educators.
(877) 602-8559
stompoutbullying.org

StopBullying.gov

Provides information and tips on ways to support kids involved in bullying, assess bullying and learning the warning signs. Information is also available on youth with special needs who are being bullied, as well as information about state laws and policies.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
stopbullying.gov

Additional Bullying Resources

National Bullying Prevention Center
pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp

Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying
onlineschools.org/student-bullying-guide

Bullying.org (Be Strong App)
bullying.org

Kids Health
kidshealth.org

Wrightslaw: Harrassment
wrightslaw.com/info/harassment.index.htm

Take Action Against Bullying Guide
samhsa.gov

Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
saferschools.ohio.gov/content/anti_harassment_intimidation_and_bullying_resources

Bullying in Schools
cops.usdoj.gov

United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative
ed.gov

Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
supremecourtofohio.gov