At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) will hold a two-day workshop April 9-10, that will feature expert presentations and discussion to highlight current research on bullying prevention as well as lessons learned from related areas of research and practice.
Workshop presentations will explore:
What is the underlying knowledge base and conceptual models that guide the design, delivery, and evaluation of bullying prevention and intervention efforts?
Are there specific interventions that are effective in decreasing bullying and the antecedents to bullying?
What programs designed to address other negative adolescent behaviors (e.g. substance abuse, delinquency, etc.) are also effective at preventing or reducing bullying?
Are there specific models and interventions that increase protective factors and mitigate negative health impact of bullying?
What are the key sectors involved in bullying prevention and intervention? How does involvement or lack of involvement by key sectors influence opportunities and barriers to implementing a blueprint for bullying prevention and intervention? What are some appropriate roles for each of the key sectors in preventing bullying?
This is the first phase of a three-part effort directed towards examining, analyzing, and synthesizing information and knowledge about policy, education, and behavioral strategies aimed at decreasing bullying behavior. An individually authored workshop summary will be prepared based on the information gathered and the discussions held during the workshop session.