A starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing bullying and cyberbullying, published by The Resilience Project, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes sections on framing the question, actions to take for both victims and perpetrators, tools to educate, related AAP policy, and learning more.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as “Willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” It is also known as “cyber bullying,” “electronic bullying,” “e-bullying,” “sms bullying,” “mobile bullying,” “online bullying,” “digital bullying,” or “Internet bullying.” The Center also explores other adolescent behaviors online including sexting, problematic social networking practices, and a variety of issues related to digital citizenship.
This page of stopbullying.gov has sections on the definition of bullying, state of the science, statistics, bullying and suicide, targeted groups, and laws.
Published in 2008 by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Outlines the history of shootings and violence in US schools. This webinar discusses the effects of exposure to violence and PTSD on learning, addresses issues related to prevention and early intervention, and discusses two trauma-specific models, CBITS and PFA.
This activity book, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) encourages parents and caregivers to spend at least 15 minutes a day listening to and talking with their child or children to prevent youth violence. It provides interactive questions to start conversations with children about bullying and bullying prevention.
This blog article from Child Trends, published in February 2018 discusses age-appropriate ways to discuss school shootings with children and other helpful hints. Also included is a section addressing children who have had direct exposure to a school shooting.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) section on school violence includes an educator toolkit on child trauma, school resources for school personnel, bullying and cyber bullying, psychological first aid, schools and trauma speaker series, and other network resources for educators on child trauma.
Published by the National Association for School Psychologists: All schools work to prevent school violence and schools are very safe places. Children, staff, and parents all have an important role in promoting school safety by following procedures and reporting concerns. It is also important to balance sufficient building security with a healthy, nurturing, school environment. The goal is to reassure students that although there is a possibility of violence occurring in a school, the probability of a school experiencing a high-profile violent act is extremely low. Includes sections on what to say to children, helpful guidelines to keep in mind, and references.
KnowBullying, a mobile app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) empowers parents, caregivers, and educators with the tools they need to start the conversation with their children about bullying. KnowBullying describes strategies to prevent bullying and explains how to recognize warning signs that a child is bullying, witnessing bullying, or being bullied.
Help Kids Cope, a mobile app created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is an app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced. This app includes 10 different disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family is concerned with. Each section gives guidance on talking to preschool, school-age, and adolescent children, as well as, includes ways parents can help themselves cope and support their children’s reactions.
While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members. No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.
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