VICTIMS HELP DIRECTORY

Are you being bullied or looking for resources to help with bullying issues?

Below we have included an extensive list including hotlines, professionals, education and more. Cant find what your looking for? Contact GAB for assistance. We are here to help.

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Prevent Suicide

Prevent Suicide Nurtures Emotional Wellness and Resiliency in our Youth and offers The Resource Guide to Available School-Based Programs. The Information on school-based programs from 14 area organizations is included in the guide. Open Guide.

Crisis Call Center

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-8255
TEXT / SMS: 839863
crisiscallcenter.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-TALK (8255)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

THE TREVOR LIFELINE

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
thetrevorproject.org

HOPELINE

 

Text-in free emotional support service providing hope, help, and support. Available 24/7
TEXT “HOPELINE” to 741741
https://centerforsuicideawareness.org/hopeline/

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
www.cdc.gov

UNDERSTANDING BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING

This resource provided by OnlineSchools.org includes sections about Prevalence of Bullying and Cyberbullying, The Rise of Cyberbullying, Victims of Bullying, Effects of Bullying, Prevention of Bullying and Cyberbullying and Additional Resources: Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying

A Teens Guide to Cyber Security

Social networks provide us with the opportunity to say connected with our friends and loved ones at all times of the day and night and across long distances. There can, however, be a price to pay for spending so much time online. Learn more with A Teens Guide to Cyber Security provided by Hotspot Shield.

Website and Social Media Safety Tips for All Ages

 

In this day and age, computers, smart phones and technology are integrated in just about every aspect of our lives. With all of this technology at our finger tips, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect ourselves and loved ones from scams, internet bullying, identity theft and other cyber crimes. Compiled on this page is a plethora of links to help both students and parents protect themselves. Learn more.

SURVEY: STUDENT CYBER-BULLYING

 

Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
US Department of Education Report (PDF)

 

How to Deal with Cyberbullying & Substance Abuse

How to Deal with Cyberbullying & Substance Abuse is an extensive guide found online at the Inpatient Drug Rehab website written by Dr. Keenan. Open Guide.

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

 

This informative guide for parents is provided by vpnMentor.com. For more information and to access the guide visit vpnMentor.com/blog

VPN Geeks

It may not be a nice topic to talk about, but it is essential that the world is aware of the terrifying cyber crime statistics in 2018. Learn more at 21 Terrifying Cyber Crime Statistics

Common Sense Media

 

Common Sense Media discusses how though someone’s mean online behavior might not fit the definition, it can still hurt. Read the article It’s Not Cyberbullying, But… at CommonSenseMedia.org

Wristband Resources

A Forever Recovery

Video Game Addiction, or “gaming disorder,” was recently classified as a disease by the WHO. It is an impulse control disorder, similar to pathological gambling, which does not involve the use of an intoxicating substance. Learn more in this 2018 Parents Guide For Video Game Addiction. How To Prevent Mental Illness. provided by A Forever Recovery

Maryville University

 

Constant exposure to the Internet means that there is an elevated risk of cybersecurity breaches that can result in anything from headaches due to lost files to lives disrupted or ruined by cyberbullying. Get tips on protection from Cyberbullying from Maryville University with this artcle; Computer and Internet Safety Tips.

Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents

This informative guide for parents is provided by WIZCase. WIZCase educates parents and teachers alike on how to keep our kids safe online. For more information and to access the Comprehensive Cyberbullying Guide for Parents visit the WIZcase.com Blog

Facebook Bullying

Facebook Bullying: How it happens and what to do about it is an up-to-date resource that has practical, specific, and data-backed information exploring how cyberbullying happens and offers advice to parents on what to do about it. Learn More.

Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students

Needless to say how useful the Internet today is. At the same time, it can be an immensely dangerous area both for children and students. Dean Chester with Cool Tech Zone has Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students that will help to protect kids online. Learn More.

The Ultimate Parental Guide To Protecting Your Child On The Internet

Addressing issue’s early with your children is the best step that you can take to make sure that their experiences online are safe and pleasant ones. For more information check out this feature article found on VPN Vanguard

E-Safety Guide

 

Parents often ask “Is it possible to allow my kids access to the internet while also protecting them from the many internet hazards?” The answer is; “Yes you can.”

Here is the E-Safety Guide to Keep your Kids Safe to help you learn how to do it. Learn More.

Techie Passion

In this insightful article; A Life-Changing Parent’s Guide For Their Kids Online Safety, Techie Passion reached out to 100+ professionals and asked them for advice on how parents can keep their kids safe from digital threats and provides some tips for kids to be more cautious when they are online. Learn More

51 CyberBullying Statistics

Cyberbullying is a real problem in today’s society. To understand just how much cyberbullying effects kids and adults in both the U.S. and the world, review this comprehensive list of 51 CyberBullying Statistics. Learn More.

Internet Safety 101: The Ultimate Guide for Parents

As parents, we worry about our kids and the internet. We want to keep them safe but aren’t always sure how. Where do we start? This Internet Safety 101 guide is simple to follow and very practical.

This guide was created by WetheParents a blog ran by two parents, Neve and Keane, who provide several resources to parents whom simply want some tips on approaching simple to complex parenting tasks. Learn more.

Complete Guide to Preventing Cyberbullying

 

Resource guide published by Ohio University for vicitms, parents and communities that wish for ways to prevent cyberbullying.

This guide provide insights on the following topics:

  • Defining what is cyberbullying
  • Impact of cyberbullying
  • Difference between cyberbullying and physical bullying
  • Facts and figures on cyberbullying
  • Awareness to prevent and counter cyber bullying
  • Resources about online racial discrimination

Learn more.

 
 

The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Parents & Kids

 

It’s hard to truly explain how impactful the internet is to our lives. From educational resources to new forms of entertainment, the internet connects us to essentially everything we might need in terms of information and technology. Top Medical Assistant Schools put together this guide detailing methods on how to best protect yourself and your children when navigating the internet.  Learn More.

Cyberbullying: The Full Guide For Parents, Children & Schools

Keeping safe online is extremely important but the increasing popularity of social media platforms combined with kids spending more and more of their time on computers, tablets and smart phones it can feel like an overwhelming situation for parents and teachers. Learn more.

Online Protection Guide for Kids and Teenagers

Guide provided by allbestVPN that has been thoroughly researched and done through the eyes of a person with experience in the technology field. In this guide you will find how technology affects our youth, the dangers present and how to protect them. Learn more.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS ONLINE

As parents we always want to be able to protect our children from any danger no matter what, but what happens when that danger is online. In this article written by Cloudwards parents are provided with several tips on how to best approach this topic and how to put them into action for any age range. Learn More.

How Much Privacy Do You Have Online?

Published by the University of Dayton this article provides insights into what classifies as privacy and personal information, ways to take charge of your online privacy, and information on what the future holds for internet privacy regulations. Learn more.

Managing the Effects of Social Media on Teen Girls

According to a study by the UK Millennium Cohort Study teen girls are more negatively impacted by social media than teen boys. So how can these girls protect themselves from these dangers? This article put together by The Family Institute at Northwestern University will help them know what to do. Learn more.

Cyberbullying: A Resource for School Social Workers

 

Cyberbullying: A Resource for School Social Workers is in-depth resource provided by Online MSW Programs that explains the psychological, emotional, and social effects of cyberbullying, and how school social workers can address cyberbullying at their school(s) and in their community. Learn More.

BULLYING YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS

Children with disabilities—such as physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional, and sensory disabilities—are at an increased risk of being bullied. Any number of factors— physical vulnerability, social skill challenges, or intolerant environments—may increase the risk. Here are some educational tools provided by StopBullying.gov

DISABILITIES

Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results From the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
US Department of Education Report (PDF)

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

Social networks provide us with the opportunity to say connected with our friends and loved ones at all times of the day and night and across long distances. There can, however, be a price to pay for spending so much time online. Learn more with A Teens Guide to Cyber Security provided by Hotspot Shield.

CEREBRAL PALSY

According to a study published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled, “Experiences of social exclusion and bullying at school among children and youth with cerebral palsy,” kids with cerebral palsy are often the target of bullying during school hours. Learn more about Cerebral Palsy Bullying and Prevention provided by CerebralPalsyGuidance.com

AUTISM ANTI-BULLYING GUIDE

Bullying can affect children, teens, and adults of all walks of life. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), however, can be particularly vulnerable to bullying. Learn more with this Autism Anti-Bulling Guide provided by Action Behavior Centers

SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS

This resource provided by OnlineSchools.org includes sections about Prevalence of Bullying and Cyberbullying, The Rise of Cyberbullying, Victims of Bullying, Effects of Bullying, Prevention of Bullying and Cyberbullying and Additional Resources: Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying: Open Article

SENIOR BULLYING: RETIREMENT LIVING

The word bullying usually conjures images of mean-spirited adolescents cornering another child in the school corridor, but bullying is not limited to children. It can be a concern for seniors as well, especially those living in senior communities. Learn More at: retirement-living.com

LGBTQ BULLYING

UNDERSTANDING BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING

The process of understanding and expressing one’s sexual orientation and gender identity is unique to each individual. It is not a one-time event and personal, cultural, and social factors may influence how one expresses their sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn More at: Youth.gov

Knowing Your Borrower Rights

However, housing discrimination for this community still exists. Lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples, according to a recent study from Iowa State University’s College of Business. In fact, the same-sex couples that were approved paid more in interest and fees.

This guide aims to help members of the LGBTQ community recognize and protect themselves from housing discrimination during the home buying process. Learn More.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The School of Education, American University in Washing DC provides this great guide “Resources for Improving LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Classroom” about why inclusivity matters in the classroom, empowerment resources, teacher resources and more. Learn More.

SCHOOL VIOLENCE

SANDY HOOK PROMISE

Know the warning signs and report them immediately.
Find out more and download the free guide on “how to prevent gun violence before it starts” at sandyhookpromise.org

THURSDAY'S CHILD

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-872-5437
thursdayschild.org

CRISIS CALL CENTER

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-8255
TEXT / SMS: 839863
crisiscallcenter.org

BREAK THE CYCLE

Founded in 1996, Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence. Learn more at breakthecycle.org

SPEAK UP AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 866-SPEAK-UP (773-2587)
bradycampaign.org

FAMILY RESOURCES

MORNINGSIDE RECOVERY

Abuse can affect the lives of people regardless of age, gender or social status. Although people most often associate abuse with physical violence, it can come in many different forms including verbal abuse.. Learn More at morningsiderecovery.com

BURNING TREE RANCH

Family systems therapy, also known as family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy focusing on fostering change and development in families and couples in intimate relationships. Learn More at burningtreeranch.com

WISCONSIN FAMILY TIES

Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) is the only statewide, parent-run organization in Wisconsin working with families that include children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. We walk beside families to provide emotional support while helping to navigate the complex service and treatment systems with which they are involved. Visit Wisconsin Family Ties website for more information.

TEEN HEALTH & WELLNESS

The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.
 Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues. Learn More at teenhealthandwellness.com

RECOVERY WORLDWIDE

Alcohol Rehab Guide | Underage Drinking. Learn More at alcoholrehabguide.org

ALL TREATMENT

The All Rehab Centers Near You technology uses your location to instantly generate a local listing of all the addiction treatment centers in and around your community. Learn More at alltreatment.com

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE

More often than not, victims of bullying develop progressive behavioral disorders (e.g. depression and anxiety) as a result of being harassed. When combined with a victim’s low self-esteem, these conditions may spur experimentation with drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with how helpless being bullied makes them feel. Camille Renzoni with The Recovery Village discusses the topic in more depth in her post “Bullying and Substance Abuse Are More Connected Than You Think.” Learn More.

CYBER EYE STRAIN

Not so much an anti-bullying resource, however given the time our kids (and adults too) are spending online, we thought thought this article “Causes of Digital Eye Strain in Children and Teens and How to Prevent It” would be a good bounus resource to help keep your eyes frash and focused. Learn More.

SEXUAL ASSAULT HELP

 

If you’ve been sexually assaulted, it can be hard to know what to do, whether the incident happened a few hours ago or a few years ago. You may be feeling a myriad of emotions, from shame to anger, or even guilt. You may need medical care, but feel too upset or humiliated to seek it. And you may want to seek legal help, but be unsure where to turn for support after such a traumatic experience. If you’re searching for advice on what to do after a sexual assault, consider this step-by-step guide for a detailed overview of what to do immediately following the incident, your rights, sexual assault laws in your state, and how to seek help with filing a sexual assault claim. Step-By-Step Guide.

Student Guide to Social Media

Having social media profiles has become a standard in our always-connected world. While earlier generations explored social media in its infancy, in today’s society, curating a social profile is all but required. It’s still an open question of whether a college or prospective employer should look at social media profiles, but more and more are using them as a way to get to know candidates.

A social media mistake could cost you acceptance into or scholarship for your college of choice or your dream job. This guide will help you edit your profiles to make them look more professional. Learn more.

Crisis Call Center

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-8255
TEXT / SMS: 839863
crisiscallcenter.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-TALK (8255)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

THE TREVOR LIFELINE

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 866-4-U-TREVOR (488-7386)
thetrevorproject.org

HOPE CENTER

Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-442-HOPE (4673)
hopeline.com

JENS REVIEWS

A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can Be Empowering
jenreviews.com

PREVENT SUICIDE GREATER MILWAUKEE

Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee (PSGM) is a coalition of volunteers representing local agencies and organizations as well as the general community. PSGM is part of the state-wide initiative, Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (PSW).

preventsuicidemke.com

STRESS AND ANXIETY

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday
CALL: 866-615-6464
nimh.nih.gov

NMHA

National Mental Health Association Hotline
Open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
CALL: 800-273-TALK (8255)
nmha.org

COUNSELING SERVICES

HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

Dr. Sheila Gissibl founded Hope for a Better Tomorrow with a vision and mission to bring Holistic Health to Patient care. In previous treatment settings she found herself frustrated at the lack of collaboration and microscope approach to healthcare. Therefore, she set out to treat people Holistically (whole person), incorporating any practices that may help her clients achieve health and wellness, emotionally and physically. Give it a try and feel the Holistic difference!

AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL CLINICS, S.C.

American Behavioral Clinics, S.C. (ABC) has established a reputation of providing caring and compassionate psychiatric and behavioral health services with a commitment to quality care. With years of experience, our clinical and specialized services provide individuals the opportunity to receive a full continuum of psychiatric and behavioral health care.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (LSS)

Many students across Wisconsin struggle with mental health issues, including self-harm, grief after losing a parent, self-esteem issues, stress, depression and anxiety from bullying. Our school-based mental health programs work to address these concerns and struggles and help youth overcome common challenges. Learn More.

RAWHIDE COUNSELING SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

KENOSHA COUNTY DIVISION OF HEALTH

Debbie Rueber, B.S. CHES
262-605-6722
262-605-6715

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND REHABILITATION

Sometimes as a way of coping with emotional issues people may seek the usage of illicit substances and/or alcohol in an effort to soothe the pain and forget about it for a while.
These links are meant to provide people with the adequate help to recover and inform on how bullying comes into place with substance abuse.

DRUG REHAB GUIDES FOR ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH

 

If you are searching for a drug rehab center for yourself or for someone you love, this is all good news. It is clear that you have options available, and there is bound to be a provider out there that can assist you or your family with the addiction problems you face. But which option should you choose? And more importantly, how can you be sure that the option you do choose is the right one?. Learn More.

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE

To address bullying effectively, it’s imperative to recognize just how deeply bullying affects adolescents, and the alarming ways in which kids and teens try to cope with its harmful effects. Camille Renzoni dives deep into this in the Recovery Village article Bullying and Substance Abuse Are More Connected Than You Think. The article includes valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders and addiction treatment options. Learn More.

Preventing Teen Prescription Misuse

 

Parents are always looking for hidden dangers in their teens’ lives, but parental radar can easily miss prescription drug misuse. Find out what you can do to help prevent this happen in your children. Learn More.

DrugRehab.com

 

Bullying is a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk. Find out more in the article “Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why.” Learn More.

Words Have Stopping Power

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