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Violent and Abusive Behavior

What is violent and abusive behavior?
Violence and abusive behavior is a serious public health problem that affects millions of Americans. There are many different types of violence: from infants to the elderly. Although many survive, victims suffer from physical, mental or emotional health problems. Below are a few common types of violence:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect: This includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect of children under 18 years old - by an adult.
  • Youth Violence: Young people hurt their peers who are unrelated to them through fights, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang activity.
  • Elder Abuse: Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of an adult 60 years or older.
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Physical, sexual or psychological harm by a partner or spouse (current or former). 

If you or anyone you know is experiencing violent or abusive behavior, get help.

Wellness Seminars and Support Groups
To sign up for one of the wellness seminars or support groups in Highmark BCBSWNY's violent and abusive behavior program, or for more information on how to get help, call one of the phone numbers listed below. 


Family and Children's Services of Niagara offer a wide array of inter-related community social work services:

Pathways Program


Parenting Skills Classes
(716) 285-6984

Women Who Are Violent In Relationships
(716) 285-6984

Women's Domestic Violence Support Shelter
(716) 285-6984


Child Help USA's National Child Abuse Hotline



National Network for Youth

Contact Our Health Management Team

Speak with a care manager today! Call 1-877-878-8785, option 2.  

Did You Know?

Members eligible to receive our wellness debit card can redeem their card at various wellness centers, including yoga studios, massage and spa services, and more!