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Friday, August 30, 2013

Recommended Reading for Back to School: APHA Publishes New Book on Bullying Prevention

Bullying `in the workplace leads to both emotional and traumatic residuals. Recently some high school athletic coaches and instructors were charged with such activity. Today's post was shared by RWJF PublicHealth and comes from www.rwjf.org


DoSomething.org, a service and information website aimed at getting teens involved in their communities, has some startling statistics on bullying:
  • About 160,000 teens skip school each year because of bullying
  • More than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year
  • 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 are either a bully or a victim of bullying
  • 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school
Which is why a new book on bullying prevention, "A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention" from the American Public Health Association (APHA), is a welcome addition as the school year starts back up. The new book is intended as a resource for both parents and educators to help stem the problem of bullying at school.

“With its public health perspective and approach, this book can lead us steps closer to eliminating the physical and mental anguish that bullying has on our nation’s children and communities,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the APHA. “The book’s collection of various perspectives offers a comprehensive tool for parents and professionals to ensure healthy and safe schools.”

The book includes successful bullying prevention efforts implemented in southwestern Pennsylvania schools and essays by professionals working to develop approaches that might implement similar success in other U.S. school communities. Authors include psychologists, educators, social workers and public health program...

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