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Youth Violence and Bullying

Youth Violence and Bullying

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, 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.


Get KnowBullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying.
Download the new KnowBullying app from SAMHSA for tools and resources to prevent bullying and help your child build resilience.

The CDC recently released The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools.
Click here to access that resource.



STOPBULLYING.GOV is a one-stop access to U.S. Government information on bullying topics. This website provides information from various government agencies for parents, kids, school leaders and educators, and community members. There are resources which provide assistance in prevention planning and implementation, answering these questions:

Additional Resources

April 7 webinar for a Public Health Approach to Teen Violence Prevention

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Cost Benefits of Buyllying Prevention

Cost Benefits of Buyllying Prevention

Cost Benefits of Buyllying Prevention

The Cost Benefit of Bullying Prevention: A First Time Analysis of Savings A Summary of Highmark Foundation's multi-year comprehensive bullying prevention efforts in Pennsylvania.

Find a Virginia Bullying/Violence Prevention Trainer

Find a Virginia Bullying/Violence Prevention Trainer

Find a Virginia Bullying/Violence Prevention Trainer

This list of trainers is organized alphabetically within regions of the Commonwealth. Trainers on this list are currently certified or actively seeking recertification in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

If you are someone or know of someone who provides training in bullying or violence prevention programs such as Steps to Respect or Second Step and would like to be included in this list, please contact or call (804) 864-7741.

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VetoViolence was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase awareness and adoption of evidence-based approaches to prevent violence and to provide grantees and partners with access to training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence. The portal includes free training, program planning resources, and an on-line application for the creation of success stories.

Please visit VetoViolence often as the portal will continue to evolve as additional resources are added.


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.


Last Updated: 05-06-2015

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