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Prevention: Violence, Bullying, & Gangs
This section includes prevention strategies and research surrounding gangs, bullying, and youth violence. Resources include curriculum to improve school climate and safety, internet safety tips for parents, teens, and educators; and anti-bullying initiatives.

 

 

7 Ways to Prevent Bullying in Schools
An article that outlines the best practices on how to prevent bullying in schools.
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10 Ways Teachers Can Help Prevent School Violence
Action steps on how teachers can help alleviate violence in the classroom.
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10 Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying
Action steps to take for parents, teachers, and friends to stop bullying.
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Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers and Parents
Tips on how to start a conversation about bullying and how to keep it out of your children’s lives.
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Bullying Prevention Resource Guide
Best practices on how to deal with bullies and the bullied.
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Youth Violence
Run by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC offers youth and adults information and resources about youth violence including prevention strategies, research findings, cyber bullying, and more.

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Center for Safe Schools
The Center for Safe Schools Third Thursday online learning series is designed to provide up to date information about issues of school climate and school safety to educators and public.

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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
As a research program at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado, The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence offers an extensive database of research and literature.

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Collaboration for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
CASEL is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning. The report, SEL and Bullying Prevention, illustrates the relationship between social and emotional factors and bullying
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Committee for Children
A nonprofit working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse.
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ConnectSafely
Safety tips and advice for parents, teens, educators, advocates-everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the special web.
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Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN's educator resource center, featuring lesson plans for grades K-12 that improve school climate, build leadership, encourage ally behavior, and prevent bullying amongst LGBTQ students.
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Eyes on Bullying
Focused on preventing bullying in younger children in childcare in hopes that they will stay bully-free as they start school. There are action steps and tips about understanding bullying prevention as well.
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First Amendment Center
The First Amendment Center provides a framework for diverse communities to bridge their differences to address issues such as sexual orientation and school safety within public schools.
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GANGS 101
Anything parents, teachers, and peers need to know about understanding gang violence and why or how young people get caught up in gangs.
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Gangs: Reasons Youth Join, Warning Signs and Prevention Tips
Tips on how youth get involved in gangs and how to prevent your child from joining.
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Human Rights Campaign – Hate Crimes
HRC's resource guide including information on state laws and policies, blog posts, and resources related to the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and preventing hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Learning First Alliance
This site's bully prevention section offers many links to anti-bullying initiatives, campaigns, books, videos, articles and other resources from a number of different education organizations.
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Mental Health America
Publications and resources for bullying and gay youth.
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NASP
Their goal is to help children thrive in school and at home, this website provides information on how to support youth as well as what to do in multiple situations involving violence at school.
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National Bullying Prevention Center
An organization that works to change the ideal that bullying is part of a childhood rite of passage.
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National Gang Center
This web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Here you will find an analysis of the findings from nearly 15 years of data collected by the annual National Youth Gang Survey of 2,500 U.S. law enforcement agencies.
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National PTA
Tips on how to prevent violence in schools.
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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services – Guide to Safe Schools
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
offers research-based practices designed to assist school communities identify these warning signs early and develop prevention, intervention and crisis response plans
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stopbullying.gov
Helping to prevent bullying by talking about it with students and children, tips on how to start a conversation.
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Students Against Violence Everywhere
A student led campaign to end violence and educate others into a life of good citizenship.
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ThinkB4YouSpeak
Say Something Original and pledge to be an ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. In becoming an ally, you promise not to use homophobic words and phrases – such as “that’s so gay” – and to educate others when you hear them being used. Once you’ve taken the pledge, invite your friends to do the same!

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The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project's "Y-CARE" guide for youth to prevent suicide among their peers through sharing resources, teaching empathy, and how to appropriately deal with someone contemplating suicide.

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Violence Prevention Institute
Understanding why young people join gangs is the first step in prevention, this website thoroughly explains these reasons as well as providing action steps to take in prevention.
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