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Bullying Publications & Resources

Publications and resources, including community-based organizations, for educators, parents, and community members with tools for recognizing bullying behavior and approaches for determining how to respond.

Publications

Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This fact sheet, written by Nels Ericson of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), discusses juvenile bullying, a form of violence among children that has come under intense scrutiny amid reports that it may have been a contributing factor in recent school shootings and that it may be related to other forms of juvenile violence. This OJJDP fact sheet defines bullying, noting that it can take three forms: physical, verbal, and psychological. It also describes a recently published report by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and summarizes the report's findings on the long- and short-term effects of bullying. The fact sheet concludes with a discussion of the Bullying Prevention Program, an initiative designed to reduce bullying by intervening at the school, classroom, and individual levels.

Bullying and the Child with Special Needs External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 4MB)
The publication, "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes," is provided by AbilityPath.org External link opens in new window or tab. an on-line hub and special needs community for parents and professionals. The document provides information for parents and educators on the issue of bullying of students with special needs.

Girls Study Group: Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency (May 2008) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 3MB)
Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior.

Preventing and Countering School-Based Harassment: A Resource Guide for K-12 Educators, Revised Edition External link opens in new window or tab.
This guide addresses the issue of school-based harassment by capturing similarities in cause of, type of, and remedy for all forms of harassment, while also addressing the unique and legal aspects of racial and sexual harassment. The material is intended to help school staff, families, students, and communities create a safe and bias-free learning environment.

Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities External link opens in new window or tab.
This pamphlet defines bullying, discusses the seriousness of this behavior and the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach, and presents strategies for administrators, teachers, students, and parents to use when dealing with bullying situations. It also provides examples of innovative and successful approaches used by schools in different parts of the country.

Web Sites

Bullying.org External link opens in new window or tab.

Bully Beware External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides resources, information and products to help prevent and deal with school bullying.

Committee for Children External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides many resources for bullying prevention. This site can guide the selection of a bullying prevention program by the bullying prevention committee.

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's School Buses External link opens in new window or tab.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center partnered with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to coordinate a special event on Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses. This site contains materials from this event, including presentations and related training modules.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database External link opens in new window or tab.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.

Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior External link opens in new window or tab.

National Crime Prevention Council External link opens in new window or tab.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service External link opens in new window or tab.
Select A-Z Topics and then click on Bullying.

National School Safety Center External link opens in new window or tab.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention External link opens in new window or tab.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program External link opens in new window or tab.
Summary of the National Bullying Prevention Program developed for the US Olweus Group.

PeaceBuilders External link opens in new window or tab.
A violence prevention and character education youth program.

Set Straight on Bullies External link opens in new window or tab.
Examines the myths and realities about schoolyard bullying. Changing attitudes about the seriousness of the problem is stressed. It studies the characteristics of bullies and bullying victims. Most importantly, it provides strategies for educators, parents and students to better prevent and respond to schoolyard bullying. Sample student and adult surveys are also included.

Simon Wiesenthal Center External link opens in new window or tab.

Stop Bullying External link opens in new window or tab.
Information for students and adults that defines bullying and provides advice on how to address the issue.

STRYVE External link opens in new window or tab.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) provides resources for students, parents, teachers, healthcare practitioners, and community members on bullying, dating violence, and school violence.

Taking the Bully by the Horns External link opens in new window or tab.
Information, including a self-help book, that gives young people the skills they need to deal with bullies and maintain healthy self-esteem.

Teaching Tolerance External link opens in new window or tab.

Community-Based Organizations

A listing of organizations that provide support to youth and their families who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying.

Los Angeles County

Toberman Neighborhood Center External link opens in new window or tab.
131 N. Grand Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731-2035

Detours Mentoring Group Inc. External link opens in new window or tab.
1202 West 135th Street
Gardena, CA 90247

Soledad Enrichment Action External link opens in new window or tab.
222 North Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Orange County

The Hope Institute External link opens in new window or tab.
Center for Recovery and Family Education, Inc.
890 W. Baker Street, Suite 200A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sacramento County

Wind Youth Services External link opens in new window or tab.
701 Dixieanne Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815

Omni Youth Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
9616 Micron Avenue #750
Sacramento, CA 95827

San Francisco County

Seven Tepees External link opens in new window or tab.
3177 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Santa Clara County

Family & Children Services External link opens in new window or tab.
375 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Shasta County

Shasta Community Health Center External link opens in new window or tab.
1035 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001

Questions: Stephanie Papas | spapas@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8441 
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