NYPCC’s Anti-Bullying Coalition and the NYC Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) present its annual Brooklyn Anti-Bullying Resource Fair scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.
The need for bullying awareness is at an all-time high. 1 in 5 high school students are bullied in the US; that’s 8.2 million every year (NCTSN, 2022). More than 1 in 6 high school students reported being cyberbullied in the last year (NCTSN, 2022). Nearly one-quarter of all LGBQ+ students were bullied at school and nearly 30% were electronically bullied. (Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2021).
Bullying is a multifaceted issue that poses a threat to one’s emotional, physical, and mental well-being. NYPCC’s Anti-Bullying Coalition acknowledges bullying as a nationwide crisis and has created a lively yet informative event open to everyone that showcases anti-bullying resources for parents and their children. By partnering with community-based organizations whose mission is to stop bullying, the event aims to raise awareness about the signs, and effects of bullying, as well as offer preventive interventions and action steps.
With empowered and educated communities, NYPCC’s Anti-Bullying Coalition can impart social change against the bullying epidemic. At the fair, attendees will benefit from community organizations and community leaders providing resources for families, including an on-site foodpantry. In addition, attendees can enjoy a host of community-building activities and performances.
Fair Community Partnerships Include:
- New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC);
- The NYC Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS);
- Youth Advocacy Corps;
- Bronx Legal Services NYC;
- Neighborhood Safety Initiative;
- Guns Down Live Up;
- Out of the Walls Ministry (OTW);
- East New York Community Partnership;
- East Flatbush Community Partnership;
- Bushwick Community Partnership;
- BedStuy Community Partnership;
- Man Up, Inc.
About the Anti-Bullying Coalition
NYPCC has been a pioneer in addressing bullying. We established the first anti-bullying coalition in the Bronx to create awareness of the signs of bullying, help children and parents learn strategies to deal with the problem and connect families with support resources. This led to the very first annual Anti-Bullying Fair in the area. Due to the fair’s success, it is now an annual event.
New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) is a non-profit, community-oriented mental health organization, licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. We provide exceptional services to children, adolescents, and adults throughout the NYC area.
NYPCC believes everyone deserves access to the best mental health care, and we translate that belief into action every day. From hiring bilingual, multicultural staff who live in the neighborhoods we serve, to staying open 7 days a week, to our ongoing community outreach efforts, we are committed to improving the quality of mental healthcare services throughout the NYC area.
About The NYC Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS):
The Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) combines efforts from Mayor’s Action Plan (MAP), Office to Prevent Gun Violence (OPGV) to better share resources and more holistic assistance for New Yorkers affected by violence. ONS’ sister teams work with their network of residents and community leaders to ensure more New Yorkers have the ability to define public safety directly for themselves. As such, ONS relies on residents’ experience and expertise as guiding principles and is committed to ensuring that historically disenfranchised communities have access to opportunities.