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Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions: A Training Toolkit

Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions

The Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions training toolkit -- created in partnership with the youth research center Child Trends -- is a comprehensive package of guides, presentation slides, scenarios and self-assessments for schools or other entities to train their staff on how to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying. The toolkit is available at no-cost, and provides the information necessary for a staff member to train themselves as a facilitator that can then conduct an interactive and informative training. 

Upon completion of this training, participants will:
  • understand the required policy components of the Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012, including:
    • the District's definition of bullying,
    • reporting requirements, and
    • appeals procedures;
  • be able to determine whether bullying has occurred, using the “Bullying Incident Checklist”;
  • know best practices and misdirections in intervening in bullying situations;
  • recognize the role of school climate in the prevention of bullying; and
  • assess their current capacity for addressing school climate issues.
This training is designed to be used in a group setting with school staff (including administrators, teachers, and educational support staff). A facilitator should review all materials and instructions prior to delivering the training. The total time to deliver the training is approximately 2.5 hours. If needed, the training can be broken up into either two 80-minute sessions or four 40-minute sessions.