The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

FAQ and Factsheets: School Violence

Dating Violence Information for Teens

Dating violence is controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can happen in straight or gay relationships. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination of them. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Bulletins for Teens

Safety Tips for Parents

As a parent, one of your primary concerns is your child's safety. While some dangers--a hot stove, traffic or an electrical outlet--seem easy to explain, dangers that involve violence may seem more difficult to talk about. You may be afraid that you will frighten your child. You may not know how to explain violence, or where to start. You may also not want to recognize that your child could become a victim of a crime. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" Safety Plans

School Crime: K-12

Our nation's schools, once a protected haven for learning and growth, are no longer safe for teachers or students in many of our nation's communities. From overt violent acts, such as homicide and assaults, to concealed crimes, such as child sexual abuse, violence in schools affects everyone-teachers, parents, children, and the whole community. Many people equate school violence with large urban areas: however, violence has invaded suburban and rural schools as well. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

School-Based Victim Services

School crime and violence have reached alarming proportions across the country, causing concerns among victims, their families and educators. The creation of school-based victim service programs is proving to be an effective first step towards assisting victims, as well as developing crime prevention programs. Effective victim assistance programs respond to chronic trauma or the victimization that occurs in everyday life as well as the critical trauma or violent incidents that occur on school grounds and campuses. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information

Violence Involving Youth

Violence committed against and committed by the youth of America is a serious problem. The victimization of youth ranges from child abuse, child sexual abuse, gang violence and youth-on-youth attacks to hate violence, rape and murder. In alarming rates, young people are turning to violence to resolve their problems and to criminal activity as a lifestyle choice. There are many theories about this type of violence. Some theorists suggest that children learn from their environment-- be it the influence of a crime filled neighborhood, an abusive home, or an isolated rural area where support services are minimal. Read More...

From the Series: NCVC "Get Help" General Information
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Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence
Council Member Julissa Ferreras speaking out against teen dating and sexual violence