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Program focus is on bullying and the mental, verbal, emotional, and physical issues that ensue. Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target". Assaults toward the victim involve subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. One of the most painful aspects of bullying is that it is relentless. Studies show that people who are abused by their peers are at risk for mental health problems, such as low self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety or suicide. ACSI Counselors are available to work with the victim, parents, school administrations, and stakeholders in the community toward effective interventions with the youth being bullied. ACSI will utilize strategies such as reality therapy, cognitive behavioral, and support. Clinical intervention is also available for the individuals to address social aggressions, impulsivity, poor social skills, anger management and taking full responsibility for abusive behavior(s).