A Comprehensive Training Initiative for Educators to Develop and Implement Effective Anti-Bullying Policies in K–12 Schools

Anne Williford, Paula J. Fite, Kathryn J. DePaolis, John L. Cooley, Patricia H. Hawley, Debbie Isen

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Abstract

Although most states across the United States have enacted anti-bullying legislation, state laws vary greatly in detail and direction, leaving many school districts wondering how to best address the problem of bullying and comply with their state’s legislative requirements. In response, a comprehensive, statewide training initiative was conducted for school personnel to offer guidance on developing and implementing such policies at the local level. In the present piece, the authors explicate the process by which they (a) derived theoretically grounded, empirically driven recommendations; (b) developed training materials and a project website; and (c) disseminated the material and recommendations across the state. They also present key outcomes as a result of this training initiative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-175
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Applied School Psychology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

Keywords

  • Bullying
  • K-12 schools
  • anti-bullying policy
  • intervention
  • prevention

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