“Bullying: Who Holds the REAL Power?”
The Office of Prevention Programs believes that anyone can make a difference in a student’s life. For this reason we work to provide as many resources as possible to make informed decisions about ways that you can effectively intervene. Although it is impossible to collect all the resources available, OPP strives to keep up with the latest in research and resources, and make some of our favorites available on our website as a jumping off point.
“If it’s FREE, it’s for ME!”
We are constantly looking for new and better yet, FREE RESOURCES for teachers, parents and students. Below is a PDF of some that we have found. The list is in no way complete and is constantly being updated, so if you have anything would like to share, please email Aimee.C.Wood@browardschools.com and we will try to include the resource. Please click here to view FREE Resources as a PDF (2/10).
See also our related webpages on:
- Anti-Bullying Classroom Activites
- Anti-Bullying Links and Resources
- Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Resources
- Support Group Method
- Violence Prevention Resources
Resources and Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.
• Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention. This document describes the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. It includes practical suggestions from professionals and advocates who have successfully started these programs in their communities.
• Broward County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, (954) 831-1580
• CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.
• CDC Sexual and Gender Minorities Work Group Since 2003 CDC Sexual and Gender Minorities Work Group has been in official operation at CDC/ATSDR. The group focuses on issues in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ). The mission of the workgroup is to explore health-related issues in the GLBTQ community and serve as a resource to others engaging in similar research and activities. Please visit their website for more information.
• Crisis Preparedness and Response webpage: Crisis preparedness is the responsibility of every school, community, and state. Preparedness involves planning how to respond when an emergency or disaster occurs and working to marshal the resources needed to respond efficiently and effectively. Schools and education agencies cannot prevent natural disasters or even many man-made crises, such as terrorist events. However, should an event or threat occur or be suspected, every staff member should know how to respond based on protocols, or community-based plans, established in advance in collaboration with public health and first responder agencies. The webpage includes resources sub-divided by preparedness, response, and recovery.
• Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D. PAXIS Institute. 1‐877‐GO‐PAXIS
• Division of Violence Prevention’s website highlighting resources for school violence. This site includes a number of resources including fact sheets, tips for coping with stress, data resources, prevention resources, and current CDC research on youth interpersonal violence.
• First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online
• Florida Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse. As part of the MEPIC’s services, a toll-free telephone line (1-888-356-4774) is available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Additional services provided by the MEPIC include a directory of resources available for additional assistance in locating a child; emergency flyers requested by law enforcement agencies containing descriptors of missing children believed to be in immediate danger; training for law enforcement agencies and public/private organizations regarding the operations of the MEPIC; and a child safety guide which includes a list of precautions which outlines programs to insure our children’s safety.
• Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.
• Internet Related Violence Prevention: Cyberbullying, Predators
o Chat code
o Cyber Tip Line
o Florida Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse. As part of the MEPIC’s services, a toll-free telephone line (1-888-356-4774) is available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Additional services provided by the MEPIC include a directory of resources available for additional assistance in locating a child; emergency flyers requested by law enforcement agencies containing descriptors of missing children believed to be in immediate danger; training for law enforcement agencies and public/private organizations regarding the operations of the MEPIC; and a child safety guide which includes a list of precautions which outlines programs to insure our children’s safety.
o Internet Safety Awareness and Education
• Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools – Second Edition. This compendium provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence. It contains more than 170 measures. This document includes measures focused on individual violence-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors which may be useful if you are evaluating a school-based curriculum or a community-based program designed to reduce violence among youths. Several measures to assess peer, family, and community influences are also included. Most of the measures in this compendium are intended for use with youths between the ages of 11 and 24 years, to assess such factors as serious violent and delinquent behavior, conflict resolution strategies, social and emotional competencies, peer influences, parental monitoring and supervision, family relationships, exposure to violence, collective efficacy, and neighborhood characteristics.
• National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone
• No Blame Approach. Bristol, BS8 2UW, United Kingdom. Phone/Fax +44 117 973 2881
• No Name Calling Week, Educational Activities against Name Calling
• Office of Prevention Programs-School Board of Broward County, (754) 321-2568
• PFLAG – promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
• Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.
• Safe Schools South Florida: Safe Schools South Florida is the only organization in South Florida comprised of professional educators committed to training education professionals to recognize and intervene in harassment and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students and the children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents.
• School Health Index: The School Health Index can help schools implement school health guidelines and related strategies. This self-assessment and planning tool enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs (including violence prevention) and assists schools in developing an action plan for improving the school environment.
• School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS): The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2006. SHPPS also was conducted in 2000 and 1994; the next SHPPS is planned for 2012. State level summaries are available on-line (the Healthy and Safe Environment and the Mental Health and Social Services sections are probably the most relevant) and as a state report card, here is the link for Florida
• SERAPH Problem Solving Company, School Safety in America
• Surgeon General’s report on youth violence. This report uses a public health approach to examine the issue of youth interpersonal violence. It examines the factors that lead young people to gravitate toward violence, reviews the factors that protect youth from perpetrating violence and identifies 27 effective research-based preventive strategies.
• Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)
• Wayne Sakamoto, California School Resource Officers’ Association
• The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS): YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors among youth in grades 9-12 in public and private schools through the United States. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. Violence-related behaviors captured by YRBSS include getting in a fight (on and off of school property), carrying a weapon (on or off of school property), carrying a gun (off of school property), being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, feeling unsafe on the way to or from school, being the victim of forced sex, and being the victim of dating violence. CDC provides access to the data through an on-line system; OPP facilitates the administration of the YRBS every year, please go to OPP YRBS to find out more.
Journal Articles & Books
- Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth: Prevalence and Association With Psychosocial Adjustment. Nansel, T.R., Overpeck, M., Pilla, R.S., Ruan, W.J., Simons‐Morton, B., & Scheidt, P. (2001). Journal of the American Medical Association, 285(16), 2094‐2100
- Olweus, D. (1993). Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
- Pikas, A. The Common Concern Method for the treatment of mobbing. In Roland, E., and Munthe, E. (1989) Bullying ‐ An International Perspective. London: David Fulton
- Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Education, 1998.
- Rigby, K. (1996) Bullying in Schools and what we can do about it. Melbourne ACER.
- Set Special; Students at Risk, October 1996. NZCER, PO Box 3237, Wellington.