Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth across the Lifecourse: A Workshop

When: April 9, 2014 - April 10, 2014 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (NAS Lecture Room) 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topic Children and Families
Activity: Increasing Capacity for Reducing Bullying and Its Impact on the Lifecourse of Youth Involved
Board: Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Workshop on Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth across the Lifecourse

At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) held a two-day workshop that featured expert presentations and discussion to highlight current research on bullying prevention as well as lessons learned from related areas of research and practice.

Workshop presentations explored:

  • What is the underlying knowledge base and conceptual models that guide the design, delivery, and evaluation of bullying prevention and intervention efforts?
  • Are there specific interventions that are effective in decreasing bullying and the antecedents to bullying?
  • What programs designed to address other negative adolescent behaviors (e.g. substance abuse, delinquency, etc.) are also effective at preventing or reducing bullying?
  • Are there specific models and interventions that increase protective factors and mitigate negative health impact of bullying?
  • What are the key sectors involved in bullying prevention and intervention? How does involvement or lack of involvement by key sectors influence opportunities and barriers to implementing a blueprint for bullying prevention and intervention? What are some appropriate roles for each of the key sectors in preventing bullying?

This is the first phase of a three-part effort directed towards examining, analyzing, and synthesizing information and knowledge about policy, education, and behavioral strategies aimed at decreasing bullying behavior. An individually authored workshop summary will be prepared based on the information gathered and the discussions held during the workshop session.

The full webcast of the workshop and speaker presentation slides are available under 'Other Meeting Resources'.

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