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Bullying Prevention at All ages and Stages

A 2013 national survey shows that as many as one in five high school students was bullied in 2012. However, bullying and associated behaviors can begin well before high school. They can start in elementary school and even in early childhood. That’s why efforts to prevent bullying must take place at all ages and stages of development. Read More on what we can do to prevent bullying. 

KnowBullying App

15 minutes a day. That’s all it takes. When parents and caretakers talk openly about bullying with children and youth they create a foundation for a strong relationship. This will help boost children’s confidence and build effective strategies for facing bullying.  Learn More.

Children's Mental Health and Youth Violence Prevention

The National Resource Center helps capture what is occurring in the field and across the country. Each week, we monitor hundreds of media outlets to learn and share with you the national conversation about early childhood development, mental health, and youth violence prevention. Take a moment to review a sampling of the latest news stories. Read More.

Learn About the Psychological, Physical, and Academic Correlates of Cyberbullying, Suicidal Thinking and Behavior Among Youth, Early Substance Use, and More

In this issue, we present studies that bring to light the potential psychological, physical, and academic damage of bullying to a student; how suicidal thinking and behavior intertwines with verbal and social bullying; and the risk factors that adolescents face when exposed to early substance use—and more.*  Read more.

National Bullying Prevention Month  

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This month raises awareness of the importance of preventing bullying in all ages and stages of life. It’s a time to recognize ways to put an end to bullying and remind ourselves that the end of bullying begins with all of us. Read more.

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The contents of the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention newsletter and website were assembled under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The newsletter and website is operated and maintained by AIR and is supported by grant number 5U79SM061516-02 from SAMHSA. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.