Family Help and Wellness Supports Bullying Prevention Month

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Family Help and Wellness offers guidance for teens and families struggling with bullying.

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“At Family Help and Wellness, each of our 11 behavioral health programs frequently work with adolescents who struggle with emotional or behavioral issues related to bullying,” says Tim Dupell, Founder and CEO of FHW.

Family Help and Wellness (FHW), a leading provider of behavioral health programs for adolescents, offers insight into bullying prevention for teens and families.

Bullying can leave deep wounds that remain for many years after bullying takes place. Taking effective preventative steps towards eradicating bullying from a child’s life is extremely important for their overall well-being.

“At Family Help and Wellness, each of our 11 behavioral health programs frequently work with adolescents who struggle with emotional or behavioral issues related to bullying,” says Tim Dupell, Founder and CEO of FHW. “We implement programming specifically designed to help clients work through the effects of bullying and develop preventative measures in order to ensure bullying will not affect them in the future.”

According to therapeutic experts at Family Help and Wellness programs, here are some steps parents can take in order to prevent bullying:

  • Look for warning signs: There are a variety of tell-tale signs of bullying. These signs include: unexplained injuries, suddenly refusing to attend school, secretive technology use, decreased appetite, and nightmares.
  • Intervene early: It’s important to not ignore warning signs or assume a situation is merely harmless teasing. If parents believe their child is in danger of bullying someone else or being bullied themselves, act immediately. The earlier the intervention, the less damage to a teen’s well being.
  • Practice reacting to bullying with teens: Teach teens the best way to act if a bully approaches them. Role play at home to develop strategies for coping with bullies, such as ignoring the bully. Parents should help their teen come up with a list of adults and peers they can go to in case bullying takes place.
  • Monitor technology use: Parents should set boundaries for their child’s technology use to prevent cyberbullying. Make rules regarding use of computers and phones in public spaces such as the kitchen or living room. This way, parents can monitor technology use at all times.

“Bullying can have a profound effect on an adolescent’s self esteem,” continued Mr. Dupell, “It’s important for parents and teens to take appropriate measures to prevent bullying from occurring in the first place. Sometimes getting professional help for your child is the best step for their emotional well being. Seeking assistance from local therapeutic professionals or considering behavioral health programs like FHW programs can save your child from emotional damage down the road.”

Family Help and Wellness has helped thousands of families overcome bullying and other emotional or behavioral issues.

For additional bullying prevention resources, download FHW’s Bullying Prevention Guide: http://famhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/BullyingPreventionGuide.pdf

For more information about the ways in which Family Help and Wellness can help your family, please visit http://famhelp.com/ or call 844-413-2722.

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Family Help & Wellness is an alliance of owner-operated behavioral health programs across the United States serving youth and families with special needs, emotional, behavioral and substance abuse issues. Each of its 11 programs was designed and developed by passionate and dedicated owners who have a depth of experience and an unwavering commitment to the success of every individual.

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