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For the 2015-2016 school year, the NYC Department of Education has designated February 9-12, 2016 as Respect for All (RFA) Week in all NYC public schools. During this week, schools will have opportunities to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and curriculum-based instruction. Schools will also have opportunities to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and engage students in meaningful lessons and/or other activities that focus on preventing bias-based harassment, intimidation and/or bullying.
Booklist for educators and parents
PACER Center’s Bullying Prevention Project (including a focus on children with special needs)
Prevent Cyberbullying Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, they can explore safe ways to use technology.
Ability Path: Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Appreciating America’s Heritage: Immigration Resource Guide for K-12 EducatorsAnti-Defamation League
(BRYCS) provides national technical assistance to organizations serving refugee and immigrants. BRYCS multiple resources that can assist educators in providing support to immigrant and refugee children.
CAMBA's Project Accept LGBT Youth Project Aly uses stories of acceptance from parents/families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in Brooklyn to change underlying causes of HIV infection among this highly at-risk group.
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF), the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City.
The Hetrick Martin Institute provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
(Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays of NYC) offers materials for parents of gay children and anyone who wants to understand LGBT issues better.
The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, we work towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.
The Trevor Project offers LGBTQ students various kinds of support. The Trevor Suicide Prevention Lifeline 866-488-7386 is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect with a trained volunteer counselor who is ready to listen. On Ask Trevor you can ask non-urgent questions about sexual orientation and gender identity and receive answers from trained volunteers.
GirlsHealth.gov - (Office of Women's Health) - If you've ever been the target of harsh and unkind words, you know how hurtful it can be. This section of girlshealth.gov gives you the low-down on bullying among girls, which is more common than you might think.
Get The Facts About GSAs
Facing History and Ourselves:, Be the Change: Upstanders for Human Rights - interactive website for students.
Advice for K-5 kids on McGruff.org
What is Bullying? - No matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make you feel depressed, hurt, and alone. So It's My Life put together this guide to give you all the basics of dealing with bullying. (age 9-12)
Cyberbullying - GirlsHealth.gov - Cyberbullying is repeatedly hurting someone else through the use of technology. So, instead of whispering a rumor to a friend, a bully might email or instant message that rumor or post it for everyone to see!
Teens’ Health Dealing with CyberbullyingInternet Safety Safe Surfing Tips for Teens Teaching ToleranceSpeak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry
New York City Resource Guide for Teenage Victims of Family Domestic Violence and Dating Violence, compiled by the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, is an excellent resource for students that includes hotline numbers and an index of organizations by borough.