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What Is Considered Bullying?
“Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentionally written message (or image including those that are transmitted), verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability or other distinguishing characteristics when the act physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of school.
Bullying is about power. A single instance of name-calling or roughhousing is not acceptable, but it may not necessarily be bullying. Bullying happens when one person uses strength, popularity or another form of power to control or hurt others. It often happens repeatedly.Bullying can come in many forms. It can range from hitting to spreading harmful rumors in person or online. It can involve teasing, threatening or intentionally excluding a child. Both girls and boys bully.
Bullying includes actions that:
Physically harm a student or damage the student’s property
Substantially interfere with a student’s education
Are so severe, persistent or pervasive that they create an intimidating or threatening educational environment
Substantially disrupt the orderly operation of the school
There may be many reasons for bullying. Among other things, it may be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, physical appearance, clothing, socioeconomic status or weight.
What to Do About Bullying
Schools typically teach students to recognize, report and refuse bullying. At home, you can help by listening to your child and being supportive. Praise them for talking about bullying and reporting it.
When you recognize bullying, talk to a teacher or school counselor as soon as possible. Try to give as many details as you can. Give the names of other students involved, dates and the locations where any bullying actions took place. If the bullying continues, talk with your school’s principal.
Encourage your child to refuse to be bullied. Suggest that your child:
Be confident and stand tall and straight.
Face the person you’re refusing.
Use a strong voice. Be respectful. Tell the bully that the behavior bothers you and to stop it.
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to talk with a school counselor, principal or any leader in the school district.
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24-hour Care/Crisis Line: 1-800-843-4793
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Child Protective Services: 1-800-562-5624
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center (24-hour advocacy, support or therapy): 1-866-831-2050
YWCA of Kitsap County and ALIVE (serves women and families affected by domestic violence, has a 24-hour crisis line): 1-800-550-5513
Kitsap Mental Health: 360-479-4994
Peninsula Community Health Services: 360-337-3776
Salish Behavioral Health Organization offers of Mental Health and Substance Abuse treatment services in Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson counties: 360-337-4886
Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-800-562-7455
Narcotics Anonymous (24-hour): 1-866-266-5991
Kitsap Recovery Center (treatment referral): 360-337-4625
LGTBQ+ If you are thinking about suicide or are feeling alone and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 for immediate help. It’s free, confidential, and available 24/7.
School Liaison Officer
The School Liaison oversees child and youth programs and interfaces with local schools.
Domestic Violence Counseling
This office provides counseling, advice, and assistance for victims of domestic abuse.
Family Victims Advocate
Family Victims Advocates assist victims in obtaining legal counsel, treatment, and mental health services.
Phone: 360-315-3074 or 360-396-5451
Navy Chaplains provide spiritual, crisis, and substance abuse counseling.
Jackson Park: 360-476 7445 ex26
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program
This program provides counseling and rehabilitation services for drug or alcohol abusers.
Phone: 360 315-3901
Outpatient Crisis Intervention Program
the Outpatient Crisis Intervention Program, Naval Hospital Mental Heath Dept. provides classes and counseling for persons experiencing crisis which are affecting their personal or professional lives.
Child counseling services
Navy Region Northwest Child Counseling Services, Fleet and Family Support Center at Keyport or Bangor provides counseling by state licensed clinicians for military children in an individual, family,or group settings. Counselors specifically address:
School behavior problems
Witness to domestic violence
Child abuse or neglect
Grief and loss
Counselors and therapists are also available to consult with parents and school staff.
Navy Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program
Volunteer victim advocates are on call 24/7 and have been trained to assist victims of sexual trauma.
Military Families Resources
If you are in crisis and need someone to talk to, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 immediately.
You may also find a complete list of our services, including TrevorChat and TrevorSpace at www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now.
Vist our online Support Center to explore a full range of topics for LGBTQ Youth and their allies at www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/support-center.
For local resources or referrals, please visit The GLBT National Resource Database at www.glbtnearme.org.