National Bullying Prevention Campaign
In 2009, Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau joined forces with eight other federal agencies to launch StopBullying.gov, a website with research and recommendations about what bullying is, who is at risk and how to prevent it. The goal is to connect stakeholders – from parents and teachers to students and public health officials – to tools to advance the integration of best practices in prevention on the local level.
StopBullying.gov features a variety of awareness, training and community action resources. For more information, visit www.stopbullying.gov, or read an article from AMCHP'S PULSE:
Bullying as a Life Course Indicator
As MCH programs develop new programming guided by a life course framework, measures are needed to determine the success of their approaches. In response to this emerging issue, AMCHP launched a project designed to identify and promote a standardized set of indicators that can be applied to measure progress using the life course approach to improve maternal and child health. Bullying was identified as one of these indicators. Bullying can affect an individual's life course trajectory as it has implications for short-term and long-term health. Further, improvements in this indicator have potential to greatly improve the health of the adolescent population, both current and throughout life. For more information, visit AMCHP's Life Course Metrics page.
Bullying Awareness Guidebook
Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook's purpose is to educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it.
Key elements of the guide include:
- An in-depth look at specific types of bullying, including cyberbullying, sexual bullying, physical bullying and more
- An extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry
- Bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators