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Welcome to the BiasHELP official website

 

Imagine a community free of violence, where children can go to school without fear, families live in harmony, and fairness, justice and equality prevail. We envision such a place and through our wide array of community-based programs and services, work to make that dream a reality.

Incorporated in 1997, BiasHELP, A Division of LINCS has steadily and assertively taken a lead role in combating discrimination, hate crimes, youth violence, bullying, cyber bullying and technology bullying on Long Island and beyond. Our name incorporates our comprehensive approach to social justice with an emphasis on the following: enhancing the physical and mental health of vulnerable populations; conducting education to reduce bias and enhance understanding; spearheading leadership initiatives to create new partnerships, mobilize communities and promote visibility; and leading policy efforts to bring about the systemic change necessary to protect potential victims and their families.

BiasHELP, A Division of LINCS is dedicated to preventing and addressing discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying. If you or someone you know has been the victim of discrimination, bullying, technobullying/cyberbullying or a hate crime, call our hotline toll-free for immediate assistance at 1-877-END-BIAS (363-2427). We’ll help you understand your rights, explore your options and come up with a game plan that works for you.

Listen to BiasHELP's recent radio interview from January 10, 2012 at Here

BiasHELP Services: Support, Counseling, Legal etc.

Olweus bullying prevention program

Community: Developing communities - Youth Programs, Affiliations, Partnerships...
Leadership: Leading with one voice - Government Officials, Political Activism...
Advocacy: Helping victims become survivors - Support, Counseling, Legal Assistance...
Education: Changing hearts and minds - Request a Presentation, Training, Glossary...

Studies show that between 15–25 percent of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency ("sometimes or more often") while 15–20 percent report that they bully others with some frequency. (Melton et al., 1998; Nansel et al., 2001)

By age 24, 60 percent of people who were childhood bullies have at least one criminal conviction. People who continue to bully have many other problems as adults who show more alcoholism, antisocial personality disorders and need for mental health services. (www.bullying.org)

It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. (National Education Association)

A recent report from the American Medical Association on a study of over 15,000 6th-10th graders estimates that approximately 3.7 million youths engage in, andmore than 3.2 million are victims of, moderate or serious bullying each year. (www.nasponline.org)

Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online. (www.dosomething.org)

Playground school bullying statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%. (www.howtostopbullying.com)

HELPFUL LINKS

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
Watch the video message from Governor Cuomo

Age Discrimination / Seniors / Youth Anti-Hate Bullying / Cyberbullying Diversity Faith-Based Gender Issues GLBTQ / Sexuality HIV / AIDS Individuals with Disabilities Media & Political Minority Populations / Civil Rights

Diversity Training

Dignity for All Students Act

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Long IslandOlweus
Bullying Prevention Program
The The World's foremost Bullying Prevention Program proven to reduce bullying behavior.

Mirror Images logoMirror Images DVDThe DVD series geared towards helping people understand the challenges and promise of diversity in America.

Diversity Done Right logoDiversity Done RightDiversity Done Right with the ground-breaking Mirror Images series as its centerpiece, are participant centered, unifying, experiential and designed for maximum impact with measurable results.

Event Calendar

Memoirs of Motherhood: Connecting Through Our Stories
Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information
Bridges to Justice: Connecting through Our Stories
Every other Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm
Call 631.627.8686 for more information

Mark your calendar for a food and beverage celebration of the highest caliber as several top chefs prepare their award-winning signature dishes right in front of your eyes. This open-style presentation will feature a sumptuous array of tasting stations with suggested Thanksgiving appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts with an ethnic flair. Best of all, these culinary artists will divulge their secrets for serving up fine cuisine celebrated with a sense of occasion.
Free Citizenship Classes: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 631-654-4700 ext 248
Patchogue-Medford Library
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