Youth violence and bullying are major public health issues for individuals, families, and communities. Both are complex problems which, over time, impose serious effects on targets and bystanders and serious consequences on aggressors. Solutions require widespread, sustained efforts in families, schools, and communities. Check out STRYVE - Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere - a public health approach to violence prevention. STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Then visit StopBullying.gov, a one-stop access to U. S. Government information on bullying topics. Be a part of the solution to bullying and violence in your community.
The U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released a Dear Colleague Letter: Responding to Bullying of Students with Disabilities and accompanying Parent Fact Sheet - What Are Public Schools Required to Do When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied? on Friday, October 24th. Please click here to access the letter and parent fact sheet For more information click here.
On January 22,2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a uniform definition of bullying that can be used by public health practitioners, school officials, community members, researchers, and evaluators in advancing the work of bullying prevention. Click here for more information.