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Summary

The Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program is a program created in June 2013 with the goal of reducing incidents of bullying in the District. The program works with youth-serving government agencies, District schools and grantees to ensure bullying prevention policies are adopted and implemented according to the best practices of the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. The program also provides trainings and evaluations of existing initiatives, and issues quarterly highlights to designated points of contact in schools. The program also provides resources, such as a toolkit based on four years of data collection, tipsheets, brochures and a web portal. The Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force is responsible for releasing the District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy, and the Office of Human Rights has the first Citywide Bullying Prevention Program Director.

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What is the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program?
The Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program is a program created in June 2013 that aims to reduce incidents of bullying across the District by emphasizing prevention and proper procedures for responding when incidents occur.

What are the best practices adopted by the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force?
The best practices adopted by the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force are demonstrated in the Task Force’s District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy, released in January of 2013.

What is the philosophy of the program?
The philosophy of the program discourages an overreliance on discipline and instead adopts a public health approach focused on prevention, supporting at-risk youth and addressing incidents to change behavior.

What is the bi-annual Compliance Report for youth bullying prevention in DC?
The bi-annual Compliance Report for youth bullying prevention in DC provides a detailed summary of each education institution’s engagement with the Youth Bullying Prevention Act, and a summary of the status of bullying in the District of Columbia.

What resources and information are available to support the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program?
Resources and information available to support the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program include a toolkit based on four years data collection at participating public schools and public charter schools, a tipsheet on responding to reports of bullying, a tipsheet on bullying and mental health, a tipsheet on cyberbullying, a teacher tip sheet, a District-wide Model Youth Bullying Prevention Policy, a Know Your Policy Web Portal, a Tips for Parents Brochure, a Bullying Prevention & Intervention in DC Educational Institutions Training Toolkit, a What You Need to Know About Bullying fact sheet, a Final Rulemaking, and archived newsletters.

AI Comments

👍 This article provides a comprehensive overview of the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program and its initiatives to reduce incidents of bullying across the District. The District-wide approach of the program is one of the most unique and far-reaching government bullying prevention programs in the nation.

👎 Despite the efforts of the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program, there is still a need for more comprehensive programs and policies to address the issue of bullying in the District.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program created in 2013, which works to reduce incidents of bullying and implement best practices adopted by the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. It includes trainings, curriculum development, and evaluations of existing initiatives.

Friend: That's really interesting. What are the implications of this article?

Me: The implications of this article are that it is one of the most unique and far-reaching government bullying prevention programs in the nation. It has the potential to drastically reduce bullying in the District, as well as provide support to those at-risk. It also encourages a public health approach to bullying prevention, which places an emphasis on prevention and support rather than an over-reliance on discipline. Finally, it encourages schools and other youth-serving organizations to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies and procedures.

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Office of Human Rights
Youth Bullying Prevention Program
A program created in June 2013 to reduce incidents of bullying across the District by emphasizing prevention and proper procedures for responding when incidents occur.
Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force
A task force created to develop best practices for bullying prevention policies.
District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy
A policy released in January 2013 that outlines best practices for bullying prevention.
Biennial Compliance Reports
Reports released every two years that provide a detailed summary of each education institution’s engagement with the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012.
Monthly Editorials
Quarterly highlights issued to designated points of contact within schools and Bullying Prevention Taskforce members that provide the latest tips, tools and resources to aide in creating a productive and safe school environment.
Know Your Policy Web Portal
A web portal that provides parents and guardians with access to critical bullying prevention information for educational institutions and youth-serving government agencies.
Tips for Parents Brochure
A brochure that provides tips for parents who suspect their children may be experiencing bullying.
Bullying Prevention & Intervention in DC Educational Institutions Training Toolkit
A toolkit that provides everything a school, agency or other institutions needs to conduct an effective bullying prevention and intervention training.
What You Need to Know About Bullying
A fact sheet that helps individuals identify and understand bullying.
Final Rulemaking
The final rulemaking for the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012.
Archived Newsletters
Newsletters released by the Youth Bullying Prevention Program that provide updates on the program.
Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force
The task force responsible for developing best practices for bullying prevention policies.

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