PARENT EVENTS & PROGRAMS

2021 Fall services will be provided virtually.  We will continuously evaluate our ability to provide in-person services using the most up to date CDC and Bridgewater State University guidelines.

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.

 
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Parent Presentations

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 marc@bridgew.edu.  

 

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