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Patti Agatston – President

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24th of March 2017

Patti Agatston – President

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I have been involved with IBPA since attending and presenting at the first conference that was held in 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. I joined as a member and attended every conference IBPA has held and became a board member in 2010. What drew you […]


17th of March 2017

IBPA at the International Conference on Positive Behavior Support

Mary Yoder Holsopple Board Member, International Bullying Prevention Association This month, I headed out to the beautiful city of Denver to represent the International Bullying Prevention Association at the 14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. On Friday afternoon, I presented a session titled “Best Practices in Bullying Prevention: Is PBS Sufficient?” I also set up […]


19th of January 2017

Cultivating Resilience To Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying

By Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and Professor of Criminology at Florida Atlantic University. We’ve all heard the “sticks and stones” adage while growing up, and the reality is that words – whether expressed online or in person – can hurt.  Sometimes very deeply.  But do they always?  And do they […]


State Takes Action Against Student Bullying

A new model policy and related training are under way, with the goal of further protecting students in Missouri public schools from bullying. A committee tasked with developing both was created in response to a revised Missouri anti-bullying statute that was signed into law on June 4, 2016 (House Bill No. 1583). Among the highlights […]


IBPA 2016: Focus on the positive

by Anne Collier: visit NetFamilyNews for more articles like this one It’s fitting that the last day of a bullying prevention conference focusing on empathy, kindness and resilience happened to be Election Day 2016. Whether or not they were thinking about it, some 750 educators, students, researchers and practitioners together, capped off possibly the most […]


The “Trump Effect” on Adolescent Bullying Behaviors at School

Article by Justin W. Patchin, reprinted with permission from the Cyberbullying Research Center American presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently remarked that: “Parents and teachers are already worrying about what they call the ‘Trump Effect.’ They report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, Muslims and immigrants.” […]


IBPA Statement on Creating an Inclusive Climate in Schools and Communities

The values of empathy and kindness are essential to fostering a positive school climate. The International Bullying Prevention Association’s (IBPA) membership includes school social workers and psychologists, school counselors, teachers and school board members who are dedicated to making our schools places where every child feels welcomed and safe. But the current political climate in […]


Preventing and Addressing Bullying in Youth Sports

Bullying is an enormous problem in youth and high school sports, manifested in coaches who cross the line between demanding and demeaning, parents pressuring their children and hazing incidents among student-athletes. Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – a national non-profit that helps develop “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports – provides solutions for bullying […]


If Bullying Were a Virus

by Marlene Seltzer, M.D., medical director of Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s No Bullying, Live Empowered (NoBLE) program If bullying were a virus… it would be a national health crisis. It would be a virus that could infect anyone… but had a special fondness for children. It could often elude detection and mutate into different forms. It would […]


10 Things You Can Do to Stop Bullying

Bullying can pose a serious and potentially dangerous problem, but it doesn’t have to. Here is a list of steps you can take to prevent and respond to instances of bullying in your homes, schools, and communities.   Learn about bullying, its warning signs, and effects. stopbullying.gov Remember it is the adult’s job to learn […]