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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 toxic stress, domestic and community violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, cyber bullying and teen dating violence.
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience/Pages/Resilience-Project.aspx

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)

LGBT teens can call the toll-free confidential helpline to receive survivor support and report hate and bias violence, discrimination, intimate partner violence, stalking and/or sexual assault.
(614) 294-7867 or (866) 862-7286 Toll-free
bravo.equitashealth.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ (COYFC)

A faith-based organization that offers free programs for youth. Some 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.
    40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 410-1898
  • HireLevel Promotions
    Trains and employs teens in embroidery, screen printing and direct-to-garment printing.

    1256 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
    (614) 467-4242
  • HireLevel Auto
    Teaches teens how to perform automobile maintenance and repairs. Donated cars are repaired under the supervision of a certified mechanic.
    2915 Winchester Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 237-7300
  • 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.
    (614) 582-5377
  • Juvenile Justice Ministries
    Offer spiritual counseling sessions and small interactive chapel services for incarcerated youth at multiple juvenile detention centers.

5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 848-4870
coyfc.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) 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. Teachers or group leaders can register online and request this program to come to classrooms or youth groups.
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.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(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.
General Inquiries: (877) 602-8559
stompoutbullying.org
HelpChat Line: stompoutbullying.org/get-help/helpchat-line

StopBullying.gov

Provides information and tips on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. They also provide resources on state laws, policies and regulations and bullying prevention training.
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

Ohio Juvenile Civil Protection Orders
supremecourtofohio.gov