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Youth Bullying Prevention Program…
It Takes A District

Tools, Tips, Research and Opportunities to Reduce Bullying
and Support A Positive School Climate
Welcome to the bullying prevention monthly email blast. This information is intended to provide ideas for you to use or share with your school to build a positive school culture and support all students. If this is your first time receiving this email, welcome! You have been designated as the point of contact for bullying prevention by your school.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests for specific information that you would like to see in upcoming issues.
Schools often struggle to address bullying. This article offers a more research-oriented lens on what schools are doing and helps frame why addressing bullying can feel so hard. OHR’s resources, including this tip sheet on addressing bullying through a trauma-informed lens and our bullying prevention toolkit, are based in best practices and designed to assess the underlying dynamics of the individuals and overall climate of your school. Similarly, this tip sheet from the International Bullying Prevention Association provides a framework for building capacity at your school to address bullying
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Cyberbullying is often hard to diagnose. This website provides guidance on identifying cyberbullying incidents and provides critical information to share with parents.  
 
Remember that the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 requires all schools in the District of Columbia to provide information on all reported and confirmed bullying incidents. We will request these data at the end of the 2018/2019 school year. To assist in this process, we have provided a spreadsheet tool (.xlsx) to help you compile the data requested. We will be providing further guidance on submitting your data to OHR later this spring.
 
Suzanne Greenfield
Director, Citywide Bullying Prevention Program
Pronouns – she, her, hers 
 
District of Columbia Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 570N
Washington, D.C.  20001
 
Main: 202.727.4559
Direct: 202.727.0455
Cell: 202.834.6376
Fax: 202.727.9589
District of Columbia Office of Human Rights
441 4th Street, N.W., Suite 570N
Washington, D.C.  20001

Main: 202.727.4559
Direct: 202.727.0455
Cell: 202.834.6376
Fax: 202.727.9589

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