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Bully Helpline

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) Opens the BullyHelpline

Parents and children can e-mail or phone an expert in bullying and cyber-bullying for help

 ROSLYN, NY:  Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect now offers bullied children and their parents a direct link to professionals with expertise in bullying and cyber-bullying problems. Bully Helpline (phone: 516-621-0552 e-mail: bullyhelpline@capsli.org) is a new, free, confidential community service and part of the CAPS Bully Prevention Center.  “The Bully Helpline, an extension of our original Helpline, was designed to provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment that a parent or school-age child could turn to for help dealing with a bullying or cyberbullying situation,” said Alane Fagin, MS, Executive Director.  “We respond to questions from around the world, from kids, parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers and adults who care seeking guidance, suggestions and referrals.”

The CAPS Helpline (phone: 516-621-0552 or e-mail: helpline@capsli.org) continues to answer inquiries about child abuse and neglect, Internet safety, friendships, sexual harassment and date/acquaintance rape.  If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.  The Helplines are answered during business hours, 9AM to 4PM, by professionals with expertise in bullying, child abuse, child development and child safety.

The Bully Helpline is one of the many services of the CAPS Bully Prevention Center, which has programs that teach parents how to effectively talk to their kids about bullying and cyberbullying and practice bully-proofing and child safety skills with them, and consultation services that help them effectively work with their child’s school toward resolving incidents.   Founded in 1982, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of bullying, child abuse and neglect. Its Bully Prevention Center includes the agency’s signature in-school programs for children, prevention workshops for parents, and staff development and training for school professionals. CAPS is a 501(c)(3) organization underwritten by private donations and grants. Volunteers are urgently needed.  For information call 516-621-0552 ext. 104 or to make a donation visit www.capsli.org.  

 







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