Resource Guide: Parents Information

Resource Guide: Parents Information

Be a Friend First

This Girl Scouts' program gives middle school girls valuable skills to develop healthy relationships, prevent bully behavior, and become peacemakers in their schools and communities.

In BFF, girls get to explore thorny issues like peer pressure, stereotyping, gossip, and cliques through engaging role-plays, creative writing, games, and discussion exercises. They can also create and lead projects in their schools and communities to tackle bullying issues on their terms and turf!

BFF easily integrates into existing health or character education classes, or can even serve as an after-school program in the community.

Healthy relationships are the solution to bully prevention. BFF inspires girls to lead one another—with friendship!

http://www.girlscouts.org/program/journeys/bff/

Stand for The Silent passionately advocates against bullying. Your school can schedule to have Kirk and Laura come share their personal story and offer education that will help prevent their tragedy from happening to another child.
http://www.standforthesilent.org/

Stopbullying.gov is a great resource for all of your bullying questions - for parents, teachers, students, and victims.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/

The Bully Free Programs lists some helpful tips for Parents
http://www.bullyfree.com/free-resources/tips-for-parents

The Trevor Project offers a sense of community, support and suicide intervention for those who are bullied because of their sexual orientation.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The respected magazine Psychology Today exlains how parents play an important role in bully prevention.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201201/what-parents-can-do-about-bullying

SAMHSA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration monitors a website to provide immediate assistance to those in need of help.
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office Bullying Hotline can be reached twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week by either texting or calling the following number: 419-654-3425.
http://co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=530

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