Prevention at School and Community Involvement
Introduction Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying. Assess school prevention and intervention efforts around student behavior, including substance use and violence. You may be able to build upon them or integrate bullying prevention strategies. Many programs help address the same protective and risk factors that bullying programs do. This issue of NASET’s Bullying of Children comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and will focus on prevention of bullying at school and community involvement.
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