Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
PARENT EVENTS & PROGRAMS
The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center provides free and low cost prevention programs, services, research and resources to schools, families, and professionals, in the United States and beyond. Our focus is on social and emotional adjustment in children, including bullying and cyberbullying, fighting, bias and diversity, peer relationships, and screen and social media use. Unfortunately, our Center is not equipped to provide counseling services. If you believe your child is being bullied:
Check with your child’s school to see what their anti-bullying protocols are. This may be all that is needed to begin the process of stopping the bullying behavior. If you need psychological or medical help for a child, then they can go to the BACPAC clinic at Children's Hospital in Boston. Phone number: 1-617-355-6388 Website http://www.childrenshospital.org; Search the site for "Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative (BACPAC).
If you don't want to contact the BACPAC clinic, you can start by consulting with your family doctor or the child's pediatrician.
If you feel like you or your child is at risk of real harm, you should call the Police and/or the District Attorney's office. You can also retain a free lawyer.
Parent presentations are tailored to each group or community's needs. Topics that can be covered include:
Handling bullying and cyberbullying effectively, with your child's school
Managing children's and teen's screen time and technology use
Understanding topics like social media use and sexting
Coping with the emotional outcomes of the pandemic
Encouraging healthy social relationships
Parent presentations can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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