May 21, 2019

PM PEDIATRICS AND LI COALITION AGAINST BULLYING JOIN FORCES TO HELP PARENTS AND KIDS ON LONG ISLAND

Massapequa Park, NY (May 21, 2019) – In an effort to provide parents and kids with an additional pathway to help and support, PM Pediatrics today announced a pilot program collaboration with the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying (LICAB) to provide a confidential referral to resources that can help combat bullying.

As part of the announcement, doctors showed off the lapel pins that will indicate to parents and kids that anti-bullying resources are available for the asking.

“Bullying doesn’t take the summer off,” said Dr. Sheryl Cohen, PM Pediatrics Southern NY Regional Medical Director and Assistant Director of Telemedicine. “Sadly, if kids are injured by bullies and seek out medical attention, our doctors can be a point of contact for parents and kids who might need to connect with LICAB for services. It’s a no-brainer of a collaboration.”

“Sadly, I’ve seen the victims of bullies have to seek medical attention. Often, they disguise the injury as an accident because they are scared or ashamed,” said Joe Salamone, Founder & Executive Director of LICAB. “We need to provide a confidential and welcoming way for kids and parents to access the help they need in combating bullies and their unacceptable behavior.”

Having an additional touchpoint at PM Pediatrics will provide a safe and confidential way to access LICAB’s network to reduce and deter bullying, especially over the summer months, when children lose the resources provided by school districts, teachers, nurses and guidance counsellors.

“I am so grateful that PM Pediatrics is partnering with LICAB. The trusted relationship between medical professionals and their patients in a great platform to open up the discussion of bullying,” said Bernice Simpson, mother of a child who has been challenged by bullying. “Resources like LICAB are vital to parents trying to help their child navigate a very stressful situation and we welcome the added support.”

About PM Pediatrics  
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics is the nation's largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care with 40 locations nationwide and over 2,000,000 visits to date. Each location is staffed by pediatric emergency specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. The company's mission is to provide outstanding clinical care with a focus on minimizing pain and unnecessary tests in a unique office environment tailored for pediatric patients. PM Pediatrics accepts most types of insurance and features short wait times and convenient hours, 365 days a year. The company is proud to be an eight-time honoree to Inc. magazine's 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. For more information about PM Pediatrics and a list of locations, visit pmpediatrics.com. Follow PM Pediatrics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying

The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying is Long Island’s only 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to the anti-bullying mission on Long Island. LICAB emphasizes the importance of bully free communities on Long Island through education, increased awareness and therapeutic outlets. Operated solely by volunteers and funded entirely by private donations, fundraising efforts and generous grants, The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying offers a variety of programs and services such as subsidized therapy, school assistance programs, care packages, and youth leadership programs.

PM Pediatrics joins forces with LICAB on Long Island to offer resources to combat bullying. As reported on News 12 Long Island, May 21, 2019.
PM Pediatrics announces collaboration with LICAB to fight bullying on Long Island. As reported on WNYW-TV FOX5 on May 21, 2019.


Office of the Executive Director / Joseph A. Salamone

 

 

April 4, 2019

Statement by Executive Director Joseph Salamone on the Recent Bullying Incidents in Long Island Communities

"We are alarmed by the recent stories about the horrific bullying incidents occurring in our Long Island communities.

These stories are difficult to hear, and we applaud the bravery of the children and families coming forward to tell them. They remind us that bullying is a serious issue that occurs every single day in our communities and must be addressed.

We must remember that this issue is not one that can be solved by pointing fingers at one party or another. From parents to peers, schools to nonprofits, private citizens to government officials, we all play a role in this issue and bear responsibility for the protection of our children.

Rest assured that the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying is working diligently every day to work with all parties involved to combat bullying here on Long Island and we stand ready to assist anyone who needs our help."

Office of the Executive Director / Joseph A. Salamone

 

 

July 2018

Passing of Legislation by the Nassau County Legislature Creating a Bullying Prevention Resource Website

“We applaud the Nassau County Legislature for their successful passage of the bill to create a Bullying Prevention & Awareness Website for Nassau County.

This is an important step in ongoing efforts to combat bullying on Long Island and gives victims, families and schools more centralized resources in their time of need.

We would like to thank Legislator Lafazan and his team for their leadership and commitment to combatting bullying as well as to those who have worked to see this legislation passed.”

Office of the Executive Director / Joseph A. Salamone

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

STATEMENT REGARDING THE TRAGIC ATTACK IN NEW YORK CITY

Bullied Student Murdered and Attacked Classmates

FARMINGDALE, NY September 28, 2017 – The Executive Director and Founder of the Long

Island Coalition Against Bullying (LICAB) Mr. Joseph Salamone, reflected today on the tragic

passing of Mr. Matthew McCree, a 15-year-old student murdered by his classmate, Mr. Abel

Cedeno, 18, following a period of suspected bullying.

LICAB Press Release / Read Full Release

 

 

August 2017

The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying partners with Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

FARMINGDALE, NY – The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying has partnered with Cohen

Children’s Medical Center, a part of Northwell Health, to provide resources for adolescents

affected by bullying.

LICAB Press Release / Read Full Release

 

 

November 2017

STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF ANGELO COLLAZO

Long Island student took his life reportedly following experiences with bullying

FARMINGDALE, NY November 6, 2017 – The Executive Director and Founder of the Long

Island Coalition Against Bullying (LICAB) Mr. Joseph Salamone, reflected today on the tragic

passing of Mr. Angelo Collazo, a high school student from Hicksville, Long Island, who sadly

took his own life, reportedly following experiences with bullying.

LICAB Press Release / Read Full Release

 

 

September 2016

STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF BRENDAN CARR

Long Island student took his life following experience with bullying

FARMINGDALE, NY September 26, 2016 – The Executive Director and Founder of the Long

Island Coalition Against Bullying (LICAB) Mr. Joseph Salamone, reflected today on the tragic

passing of Mr. Brendan Carr, a middle school student from Long Beach, Long Island, following

an experience with bullying.

LICAB Press Release / Read Full Release

 

 

January 2016

THE LONG ISLAND COALITION AGAINST BULLYING (LICAB) IS GRANTED FEDERAL 501(c)(3) RECOGNITION

The Long Island Coalition Against Bullying (LICAB) is pleased to announce that it has been granted

federal recognition and tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).

LICAB Press Release / Read Full Release