CMT. FOR A SAFER WHITE PLAINS
Because we know that:
1. Bullying is a widespread and pervasive action with lifelong consequences;
2. Bullying can take place across physical, verbal, and virtual platforms
3. Bullying is different from “fighting” or “teasing”;
4. Bullying is an intentional attack on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being;
5. Bullying stems from a real or perceived imbalance of power;
6. Bullying is a form of abusive behavior perpetrated by individuals or groups of youth under the age of 18;
We Commit To:
1. Educate the community about what bullying is and what appropriate responses are;
2. Promote a White Plains Community Norm that supports the right to dignity for all students/youth
3. Create supportive safety nets for victims and supportive interventions for perpetrators.
Committee for a Safer White Plains Members
The Committee for a Safer White Plains was formed as a response to the Westchester County Safer Communities Initiative. The Committee, formed by the White Plains Cares Coalition under the auspices of its parent organization the White Plains Youth Bureau, is charged with the task of addressing community factors that might place youth at risk for emotional, social, or physical violence.
• Liz Mark – Community Advocate
• Susan Murphy – SAS Counselor (H.S.)
• Alissa Kosowsky – NY Presb. Hosp.
• Dr. Maria De Pena-Nowak – NY Presb. Hosp.
• Bob Covello – Ethical Hacker
• Amy Durfy – Barnes & Noble Com. Rel. Mgr
• Nancy Silberkleit – Co-CEO, Archie Comics
For more resources on BULLYING visit our Resources page.