Local help is available for families whose children are the victims of bullies, are bullies themselves, or are headed down a path of destructive behavior.
HAMILTON COUNTY JUNENILE COURT INTERVENTION PROGRAM – for youth demonstrating defiant behavior, but who have never faced criminal charges. Free family counseling — for Hamilton County youth under age 18. Parents apply at 2020 Amburn Avenue. Bring personal identification. M – F, 8am – 6pm. Info: 513.946.2700
YWCA AMEND ADOLESCENT PROGRAM – For 11 to 17 year olds exhibiting abusive behavior. Aggression-replacement therapy, psychological, social counseling. Community and school-based programs offered. 513.361.2135.
BEECH ACRES PARENTING CENTER – Workshops and one-on-one parent coaching, plus online resources, and workshops. 513.231.6630, www.beechacres.org/bullying.
LIGHTHOUSE YOUTH CRISIS CENTER – Emergency shelter with support for difficult or troubled youth, ages 11- 17 who are from Hamilton, Butler, or Clermont counties, although no one is turned away. 24 hour info: 513.961.4080
GLSEN – The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of Greater Cincinnati works to assure safe K-12 schools for all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Programs include free trainings for teachers and administrators, a weekly LGBT high school youth group, and annually, Prom, and the LGBTQ Youth Summit. www.glsencincinnati.org 866-934-9119 firstname.lastname@example.org