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CSN.pngResources for Bullying Prevention - Children's Safety Network

The Children's Safety Network (CSN) has several resources that can help state MCH and public health programs expand their role in bullying prevention efforts and implement evidence-based anti-bullying practices and policies. Below are just a few examples of available resources to help states develop and implement action plans:

For more information, visit http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/injury-topics/bullying-prevention.

 

Advocates for Youth: Champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health, as well as teen pregnancy prevention.  

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Adolescent Health: Resources for professionals, patients, and families, including news, handouts, policy statements, educational tools, related Web sites, and links to state projects and promising practices.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Offers resources and initiatives aimed at reducing teen and unplanned pregnancies.

Child Trends: An organization that works to improve the lives and prospects of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing the resulting knowledge with practitioners and policymakers.

  • The Bullying Prevention Issue: A Child Trends newsletter focusing on bullying prevention programs and trends in research.
  • Teen Pregnancy/Reproductive Health: Research briefs, fact sheets, and other publications about sexual activity, contraceptive use, and fertility to help program providers and policymakers develop strategies for preventing unintended pregnancies, nonmarital births, and STDs. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization providing research and data to inform decision making that affects families.

Children's 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 technical assistance to states to increase their capacity to address childhood injuries and violence.

Guttmacher Institute: Fact sheets, policy briefs, reports, articles, PowerPoint presentations, and news about adolescent sexuality, abortion, contraception, and pregnancy prevention. Some materials are available in Spanish and French. Also presents a state center for research and analysis about sexual and reproductive health laws and policy developments in the states. The Guttmacher Institute focuses on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education worldwide. 

Healthy Teen Network: Promotes better outcomes for adolescent and young adults by advocating social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. 

  • Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): A recorded mini-webinar series designed to provide introduction to or serve as a refresher on Health Education. This webinar series can be used to educate members of School Health Advisory Councils and/or material

MCH Navigator: A learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health of women, children, adolescents, and families. MCH Navigator also offers an Adolescent Health and Youth Engagement Training Brief.

  • Adolescent Health and Development: The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group and individual projects. The purpose of the lectures, readings, discussion and panels of guest speakers is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence and adolescent health.
  • Partnering to Promote Health Equity for Adolescents: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act lays a foundation for the U.S. to eliminate health disparities by expanding access to coverage and improving community prevention programs, as well as through specific provisions targeting racial and ethnic health disparities. To explore these and other opportunities to achieve health equity for adolescents, NIHCM is convened stakeholders to discuss how health plans and health plan foundations can provide the education, tools and resources necessary for adolescents to lead long and healthy lives.

The National Academies Press: Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council held a workshop in 2013 that brought together more than 250 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and young adults. The workshop was designed to highlight research on the development, health, safety, and well-being of young adults. This resource summarizes the workshop.

National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC): Fact sheets, policy briefs, reports, and other materials about adolescent health on topics that include positive adolescent development and reproductive health. NAHIC is based at the University of California, San Francisco.

National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health: Fact sheets, issue briefs, reports, and journal article citations about health care topics important to adolescents, such as health insurance and access to care; development of adolescent-friendly, interdisciplinary models of care; and assurance of confidential care. The alliance provides education, research, policy analysis, and technical assistance to support improvements in the way that adolescent health care is structured and financed.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies: The mission of the campaign is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. 

National Conference of State Legislators: Teen Pregnancy: Provides information about the steps legislators are taking to reduce teen pregnancy. 

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center: Resources for local government and community leaders on community-wide youth violence prevention strategies; topics include alcohol abuse, bullying, dating violence, depression, school violence, and others.

Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP): Tools and information for teachers and health educators on reducing sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescents. Includes information about programs that have shown evidence of changing sexual risk-taking behavior; strategies for educators and adolescents for effective prevention; learning activities that teachers and health educators can use with adolescents; rationales behind the development of adolescent pregnancy prevention strategies, activities, and programs; statistics; abstracts of current research; and access to the ReCAPP library.

StopBullying.gov. 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, gay, bisexual, 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.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs: Brief developed by the Federation of American Scientists that discusses ways policymakers can prevent teen pregnancy due to its high economic, social, and health costs for teens and their parents.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services.

  • Office of Adolescent Health: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults. First funded in 2010, OAH supports and evaluates evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs and implements the Pregnancy Assistance Fund; coordinates HHS efforts related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention; and communicates adolescent health information to health professionals and groups, those who serve youth, parents, grantees, and the general public.
    • How to Select an Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: developed by the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), this e-module is designed to help you choose the program that is best suited to meet your specific needs and goals.
    • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center provides training materials and resources for TTP grantees and other organizations working to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States. Offers e-learning modules, informative podcasts, webinars, and training materials.
    • Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow. (TAG): A national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.
  • Office of Population Affairs (OPA): Information about family planning and adolescent family life grant programs. Includes program reports, data, evaluation instruments, lists of grantees, a reproductive health clinic directory, and a publications list.