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Dear Educators: Who might be at risk to bully or be bullied in your classroom, and why?

By: Nicolette G. Granata, Vanderbilt University As the majority of those who work with children already know, bullying is a pervasive issue among youth today; around 20% of children ages 12-18 have experienced it per the 2017 School Crime Supplement (www.stopbullying.gov). Service providers (educators especially) play an extremely important role in preventing and addressing bullying. …

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Bullying Prevention as a Trauma-Informed Approach

By: Julie E. McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD Article #4 of the IBPA Trauma Series In using the lens of trauma, the effects of bullying are better understood for their widespread impact on all involved in a bullying situation. This lens then allows for a systems-level approach to bullying prevention through trauma-informed practices. The foundation of trauma-informed practices …

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Individual Approaches of Trauma Informed Care

By: Sally Kuykendall Article #3 of the IBPA Trauma Series Traumatic experiences influence how a person responds to bullying. One child may lash out. Another child may become anxious or withdrawn. Responses vary by the type and degree of trauma, age, gender, personal resilience, and social support. This article offers practical tips for working with …

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Bullying as a Behavior Learned Through Trauma

By: Sally Kuykendall and Maria DiGiorgio McColgan, M.D., MSEd, FAAP Article #2 of the IBPA Trauma Series The relationship between trauma and bullying is complex. Bullying can create a traumatic experience and traumatic experiences can create bullying. This article discusses two mechanisms through which traumatic experiences may cause a child to act violently. In understanding …

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Viewing Bullying through the Lens of Trauma

By: Julie E. McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD Part of the IBPA Trauma Series In August 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services released Bullying as an Adverse Childhood Experience on its StopBullying.gov site. This fact sheet calls for all involved in bullying prevention efforts to have a strong understanding of trauma, to see the relationship …

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Helping Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder when Bullied or Cyberbullied

By: Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social communication and often is marked by restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and focus and sensory issues. ASD is diagnosed along a continuum from Level 1 (which can be equated to traditional conceptions of Asperger’s Syndrome – a term largely outdated), to Level 2 …

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Call for Presentation Proposals for 16th annual IBPA Conference OPEN

16th annual International Bullying Prevention Conference Chicago Marriott Hotel on Magnificent Mile Chicago, ILNovember 7-9, 2019 Call for Presentation Proposals is now OPEN CLICK HERE to submit your proposal before March 31 We are looking for presentations that focus on mental health, inclusion, digital safety, cyberbullying, early childhood, workplace bullying, intervention, prevention and diversity. The …

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Safe Fleet’s United to End Bullying Program (UEB): Promoting Creative Conversations about Kindness

Safe Fleet’s United to End Bullying (UEB) program just wrapped up its 5th Annual Coloring and Poster Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Be Kind,” and students from grades K to 10+ certainly stepped up to the challenge. 6 winners were chosen across grade-level categories for their unique works of art, each winning …

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International Bullying Prevention Association Statement on the Federal School Safety Commission Report

Lynn Lonsway, the Executive Director of The International Bullying Prevention Association, which represents researchers and practitioners working towards engaging the global community in bullying prevention and intervention today released the following statement on the final report of the Federal School Safety Commission: “Although the International Bullying Prevention Association commends the Federal School Safety Commission for …

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The 2018 International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference: A Reflection

Nicolette Grace Granata Being my first time at one of IBPA’s national conferences, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the experience. What I left with on Wednesday though, aside from journal pages filled with practical information and strategies, was a true sense of empowerment and community. There is no doubt in my mind …

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