for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV): Bullying Prevention.
Bullying prevention and intervention tips for students, parents, and schools.
Includes a summary of Colorado's legislation on bullying and a sample school
board policy on bullying prevention and education.
for Healthy Youth Development. Registry of evidence-based positive
youth development programs designed to promote the health and well-being
of children and teens and reduce negative behaviors. Includes criteria
for selection as a model or promising program and publications
about replicating model programs.
Safe Communities ~ Safe Schools (SCSS). Planning guide, assessment tools, fact sheets, and other materials to assist schools with creating and maintaining a positive and welcoming school climate, free of drugs, violence, intimidation, and fear.
- Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC): Prevent Bullying.
Center for Injury Prevention
and Control (NCIPC): Youth
Violence. Program information,
data, assessment tools,
and resources that describe
risk and protective factors,
design methods, and the
translation of research
into practice. Bullying
research is a featured
topic. Additional resources
Safety Network (CSN): Bullying Prevention.
Resources and tools about preventing bullying in schools,
communities, and online. Includes a summary of an environmental
scan of state public health agency involvement in
bullying prevention and articles about state efforts
to prevent bullying. CSN provides
assistance to states to increase their capacity to address childhood injuries and violence.
Social media and cyberbullying: Implementation of school-based prevention efforts and implications for social media approaches. (2013).
- Gay, Lesbian and Straight
Education Network (GLSEN). Resources to support school gay-straight
alliances, teacher-training tools, contact information for local GLSEN
chapters, and other materials for families and educators to provide a
more in-depth understanding of how to address anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender bias in their schools and to make schools safer for all
students. Initiatives include
No Name-Calling Week.
Planning materials, lesson plans, and other resources for this
annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name calling
of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration
to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying
in their communities.
- Office of Justice Programs:
CrimeSolutions.gov. Research on the effectiveness of programs
and practices as reviewed and rated by expert reviewers to provide practitioners
and policy makers with information about what works in criminal justice,
juvenile justice, and crime victim services. To identify effective and
promising programs and practices, type bullying in the Keyword
field of the search form and click on Search to get your results.
- PACER Center: National
Bullying Prevention Center. Classroom activity ideas
and tools, video clips, fact sheets, and a blog for educators and families
about bullying, with a special focus on children with disabilities. Features
separate websites for school-age children and adolescents. Some fact
sheets are available in Spanish and Somali.
- Safe Schools Coalition
(SSC). Curricula, lesson plans, guidelines, Spanish-language
resources, and other materials for education and health professionals,
parents, and students to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools
and to help schools better meet the needs of sexual minority adolescents
and of children and adolescents with sexual minority parents or guardians.
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Teaching Tolerance. Articles, classroom strategies and activities, teaching kits, and other educational resources to help create a school environment that is respectful and culturally sensitive.
Facts about bullying awareness, prevention, and
intervention; research and program information; training
modules; and a community
action toolkit to help local
leaders build a coordinated, unified approach to preventing
bullying. Cyberbullying; anti-lesbian,
and transgender bullying; and bullying behavior toward
youth with special health care needs are among the issues
addressed. View state anti-bullying laws and policies and key components in state anti-bullying laws. Includes resources for children, adolescents,
parents, educators, and community advocates in English and Spanish.
- Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Bully Prevention. Bullying prevention manuals for elementary and middle schools and a white paper
about using schoolwide PBIS to prevent bullying behavior.
Related MCH Library Resources
Bullying: Resource Brief. (November 2014).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo,
M.L.S., MCH Library.
Reviewers: Lauren Agoratus, M.A., Family Voices and Family-to-Family Health Information Resource Center at the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of N.J.; Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library; Judi Siegel, L.I.C.S.W., Children's Hospital Boston; Sandy Swan, M.L.S., M.P.H., C.H.I.S., Phil Johnson Historic Archives and Research Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.