Access This Online Toolkit to Help Your Community Stop Bullying

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National Bullying Prevention Month may be over, but it's always a good time to talk about bullying and how it affects those around you. Family and youth workers can unite communities against bullying all year with an online toolkit published by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Community Action Toolkit (PDF, 3.4MB) lays out the steps for planning an anti-bullying event, engaging stakeholders and finding local and federal funders. Users can print out a sample event agenda complete with talking points, or customize an action planning matrix to help them brainstorm and assign tasks.

Family and youth workers may be particularly interested in the cautionary section on bullying and suicide, which are often linked in the press without any conversation about the role of mental health. Anti-bullying advocates can help educate the media and the public about the complexity of the issue by:

Learn more about the Community Action Toolkit, and best practices for bullying prevention and response, by checking out this archived presentation. Prefer to read it yourself? Access the  PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes (PPT, 5.4MB) used in the presentation on Stopbullying.gov.

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