One-in-five youth ages 12 through 18 reported being bullied at school in the United States during the 2014–15 school year. Millions of teens are affected each year, and we know from research that bullying may have serious, lasting effects. For that reason, prevention has become an essential component of preserving a child’s emotional, mental, and physical health.
Until now, prevention was not an easy thing to measure. How do you determine or predict what a child might or might not have done? How do you determine if new processes and programs are promoting a more positive school climate? This has been a gray area that now has some clarity when it comes to bullying prevention.
A federally-funded new resource features an assessment to determine where prevention capacity currently is, prevention approaches that can make a difference, and the ability to measure progress by reassessing. The tool… continue reading