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How are you protecting students against bullying, cyber bullying, and other forms of violence in your school? In
Even with a school's best effort, bullying can affect the safety and well-being of the entire student population. To stop bullying, it needs to be addressed at every level of a student's experience. Hazelden has joined with SAM, IASA, and NAESP to create the Montana Bullying Prevention Initiative and Idaho Bullying Prevention Initiative. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is an important part of this initiative.
OBPP is a whole-school program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout a school setting. Backed by thirty-five years of research and successful, worldwide implementation, this is a long-term, system-wide program for change and is designed to improve peer relations and make schools safer, more positive places for students to learn and develop. By adopting OBPP schools can:
* Reduce bullying and other antisocial behaviors by 50% or more
* Improve the social climate in schools
* Increase school attendance and positive peer interactions
For more information about OBPP or other Hazelden violence prevention programs, including Cyber Bullying, in
Contact: Christine Anderson, Hazelden, 651-213-4231,firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazelden, headquartered in
OBPP, geared to students in grades 1-8, is used at the school, classroom, and individual levels and includes methods to reach out to parents and the community for involvement and support. School administrators, teachers, and other staff are primarily responsible for introducing and implementing the program. These efforts are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.
IASA will be working with Hazelden to educate schools about the serious issue of bullying and other related violence issues, and will be serving as the central source in the state of
“IASA, the K-12 principals association in
“Hazelden is excited to be working with such a strong organization like IASA to bring much needed bullying prevention programming to schools across the state,” said Bobby Christensen, Market Development Manager for Hazelden.
To learn more about the Idaho Bullying Prevention Initiative, visit www.idschadm.org or call 208-345-1171.
The mission of the Idaho Association of School Administrators is to unify the voice of
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About the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
The mission of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment for all children. NAESP is committed to providing the research, tools, learning experiences, and networking that enable our members to understand and prepare students to be highly adaptive learners in a rapidly changing world.
Last Modified on January 18, 2013