School Violence Resources
"Being on either end of a violent situation, whether you seem to have come out with the upper hand or whether you don't seem to, it doesn't resolve anything.  It escalates the problem.  Hatred leads to more hatred.  Violence leads to more violence."   - Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys
Bullying Facts
Bullying and Sexual Harassment in Schools  Committee for Children Nonprofit Organization
Information on Bullying from the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center NYVPRC, a Federal Interagency Repository of Information
Kansas Websites
KSDE Websites

Kansas Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America  Please Note:  “Stop the Violence” Information Available under “National Programs” Menu Tab  
Kansas School Counseling Information and Bullying Resources  Counseling Resources, Improvement and Support Team, Kansas State Department of Education 
Prevention Resources – Eight Categories of Links to On-line Prevention Resources  Compiled by the Kansas State Department of Education, Research & Evaluation Team
Youth Gang Prevention Resources  Counseling Resources, Improvement and Support Team, Kansas State Department of Education


Other Kansas Websites
Rape Prevention and Education  Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Evidence Based Strategies and Programs
Oklahoma Bullying Prevention Policy: Partial List of Research-Based and Promising Programs Compiled by the Oklahoma State Department of Education
Bullying Resources: (Links to Multiple Resources) Compiled by the California Department of Education
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (Evidence-based, Internationally Recognized Program)  Institute for Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University
Rape Prevention and Curricular Resources:  Office of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Risk and Protective Factors and Processes:  SAMHSA’S National Mental Health Information Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
SAMHSA Model Programs:  (Information on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Take Action Against Bullying:  SAMHSA’S National Mental Health Information Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Bullying - Parents, Teachers and Administrator Resources
American School Counselor Association:  This is the link access for ASAC members to their resources page.
Anger Management Resources:
Center for Prevention of School Violence: A wonderful site dedicated to preventing school violence sponsored by the North Carolina Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It includes a really cool site map designed as a school building lay-out.
Children in the Middle (Center for Divorce Education):  “CDE is a non-profit corporation created to educate the public, the court system, and law and policymakers about divorce-related issues, with a goal of minimizing the negative impact of divorce for families. Our award-winning program "Children in the Middle" has been designated a "Model Program" for effectiveness by SAMHSA.”
Counseling Tools (YouthLight):  “For nearly 10 years YouthLight Inc. has been developing and providing useful educational materials to help counselors, other educators, mental health professionals, and parents maximize their effectiveness with youth. Its cofounders are Robert P. Bowman and Susan C. Bowman.”
Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years: A Guide for Parents: This guide provides parents with suggestions to improve communication with their teenagers; address difficult issues such as violence, firearms, and drugs; identify the warning signs of harmful behaviors; and model positive anger management and conflict resolution skills for them to follow.
How Parents Can Make School Safer: The Department of Education’s publication, Early Warning, Timely Response, offers these suggestions for parents who want to create safer schools.
Keep Schools Safe: Resource for preventing school violence and promoting school safety and security.
Lift Up America:Lift Up America is bringing corporate America together with professional and university sports teams in a unique partnership to provide far-reaching compassionate aid to the less fortunate. Stopping school violence has been added to their agenda.
Maternal and Child Health Library:  Excellent resource list.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (Safe Youth):  The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a “one-stop shop” for information on youth violence prevention, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal agencies.
On-line Lessons (Constitutional Rights Foundation):  Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. This page is dedicated to providing on-line lesson plans for preventing school violence.
Preventing School Violence (Dept. of Justice):  The official link for the Department of Justice’s preventing school violence resource page.
Rachel’s Challenge:  “A story of inspiration, courage and kindness, Rachel’s Challenge is a school assembly and training program that was birthed out of the Columbine High School Tragedy in 1999. Rachel Scott was a remarkable young lady who believed her life would have an impact on the world.” Her father, Darrell, has become a national leader in school violence prevention. 
Reach In; Reach Out (conflict management program):  Conflict management program sponsored by NCDJJDP.
Resources (About page):
School Violence and the News (Kids Health): KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. This page is their resource for school violence prevention.
Stop Bullying Now:  Federal Website Developed Through Input from a National Youth Expert Panel (Information and Resources)  Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The North Carolina Center for the Prevention of School Violence is funded by grant #2000-DD-VX-0026 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The Anxiety-Free Child Program: How to help you child avoid the anxiety of being bullied
Warning Signs of Youth Violence (American Psychological Association):This page is located on the APA Help Center page. It has several other helpful links.
What Parents Can Do to Help Prevent Youth Violence:  This page offers simple guidelines to help parents support their children’s positive development, conflict resolution skills, and safety.
White House Conference on School Violence:  The official White House link to resources for preventing school violence including the recent Conference on School Safety.
Cyberbullying
NetSmartz Workshop:  Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet
Resources on Cyberbullying Prevention:  From “Stop Bullying Now,” Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Whole School Approach To Bullying Prevention
Battling Bullying:  A Whole School Approach:  Committee for Children Nonprofit Organization
“It Takes a Whole School to Stop Bullying”:  Student Contributor to Maine Times from the James H. Bean School, Sydney, Australia
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:  (Evidence-based, Internationally Recognized Program)  Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University
Safe and Civil Schools – Bullying Prevention Resources:  North Central Educational Service District (Wenatchee, Washington)
The “Steps to Respect Program” for Elementary Schools:  Committee for Children Nonprofit Organization
Anonymous Reporting of Bullying and Potential Violence
Kansas School Safety Hotline:  (for Anonymous Reporting) Kansas State Department of Education and Kansas Highway Patrol 1-800-626-8203
National and Federal Programs
Girls’ Health – Information for Educators (girlshealth.gov):  National Women’s Health Information Center, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information on Bullying from the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center: NYVPRC, a Federal Interagency Repository of Information
Pacer Center’s “Kids Against Bullying” Website:  PACER Center is a national parent center for families of children and young adults with all categories of disabilities.
SAMHSA Model Programs (Information on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program):  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
“Stop the Violence” – Bullying Resources:  National Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Information and Resources on Crime Prevention
Bullying Prevention Information:  National Crime Prevention Council
Exploring the Nature and Prevention of Bullying – Links to Additional Resources:  Lead & Manage My School Website, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Exploring the Nature and Prevention of Bullying:  Lead & Manage My School Website, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Resources For Students
Conflict Resolution Fact Sheet for Teens:  This fact sheet describes the steps involved in nonviolent conflict resolution and suggests some alternative approaches for teens to use in a conflict.
Firearm Violence Fact Sheet for Teens:  This fact sheet discusses teen firearm violence and provides information on firearm access, use, suicide, homicide, assault, and ways to prevent firearm violence.
Physical Fighting Fact Sheet for Teens:  This fact sheet discusses the reasons why some teens fight, the risky behaviors that often go along with physical fighting, the importance of anger management, and alternatives to physical conflict.
School Violence Fact Sheet for Teens:  This fact sheet provides statistics about school violence in the United States, prevention advice for teens, and helpful links to more information.
University Based Research Centers With Bullying Information
Bullying Prevention – Quick Training Aid:  Prepared by the Center for Mental Health in Schools through the School Mental Health Project, or SMHP, at the University of California, Los Angeles)
Bullying Prevention:  Institute of Behavioral Science, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:  (Evidence-based, Internationally Recognized Program), Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University
 “School Bullying Affects Majority of Elementary Students”:  (Article) Stanford University Medical Center (April 12, 2007, Article in Science Daily)
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