ABOUT THIS GUIDE This guide is designed to help communities across the nation take advantage of what has been learned and accomplished over the past 3-1/2 years by the schools, districts and nonprofit organizations participating in The Colorado Trust’s $8.6 million Bullying Prevention Initiative (BPI).
Here you will find a variety of information and tools that have proven useful to BPI grantees in areas ranging from needs assessment to capacity building to program design and development. The guide will help you tap the growing knowledge base on:
Creating and sustaining a healthier social climate in schools and other youth-centered environments
Building collective commitment among educators, parents, service providers and other key stakeholders to address the problem of bullying in partnership
Implementing prevention/intervention strategies that have been shown to yield tangible, lasting benefits for individuals, families, schools and communities
Involving young people as active allies and advocates in bullying prevention efforts
Developing cultural competency strategies, skills and programs that are inclusive and enhance communication and relationship building.