Whole Child Initiative (from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -- ASCD)
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Please take a moment to preview the sample programs about bullying and if you have a chance, check out links within the sites.
Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying (from Circle of Respect - National Crime Prevention Council)
Quick Quiz About Bullying (From education.com)
The Time to Act Against Bullying is Now! (from the Pacer Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities)
Depression High Among Youth Victims of School Cyber Bullying, NIH Researchers Report: Finding Underscores Need to Monitor, Obtain Treatment for Recipients of Cyber Bullying - Unlike traditional forms of bullying, youth who are the targets of cyber bullying at school are at greater risk for depression than are the youth who bully them, according to a survey conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new finding is in contrast to earlier studies of traditional bullying, which found that the highest depression scores were reported by another category of youth involved in bullying-bully victims. Past studies on traditional bullying show that bully-victims — those who both bully others and are bullied themselves — are more likely to report feelings of depression than are other groups.
National Survey Confirms That Youth are Disproportionately Affected by Mental Disorders About 20 percent of U.S. youth during their lifetime are affected by some type of mental disorder to an extent that they have difficulty functioning, according to a new NIMH survey published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The data support the observation from surveys of adults that mental disorders most commonly start in early life.
The Coaches' Playbook Against Drugs (from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
Sources of Strength (a suicide prevention and health promotion initiative).