Bullying is a Serious Problem

Bullying is a form of childhood adversity, which can result in physical injury, emotional distress, mental illness and decreased academic achievement. It is common and frequent:

1 in 5 high school students have been bullied on school property

15% of students have been cyberbullied

Although bullying is widespread, it is preventable. Many schools, local education agencies and states, in fact, have made progress in implementing anti-bullying laws and policies. Countless resources are available—including several that we have included below—to help continue improving school environments that deter violence and bullying.

Source: Youth Violence: Preventing Bullying

Research and Resources

The Kindness Curriculum

The mindfulness-based kindness curriculum from the Center for Health Minds has been developed to help preschoolers learn to understand their emotions. Techniques from the guide have helped kids to improve attention span, grades and social competence. The curriculum is available for free download. Learn more.

School Climate Counts

This longitudinal study examines the relationship between students’ perceptions of their school climate and their bullying behaviors. Researchers find that observations of delinquency, safety, etc. within the school are associated with increased rates of bullying. Learn more.

Stop Bullying

From this website, find resources to support bullying prevention efforts, including how to teach kids to identify bullying ad stand up to it safely. Find online trainings, state laws and policies, and further guidance for schools, teachers, parents, and students. Learn more.

Center Resources

[Toolkit]: Partner Build Grow: An Action Guide for Sustaining Child Development and Prevention Approaches
[Publication]: Developing a Business Plan for Sustaining School Mental Health Services: Three Success Stories
[Publication]: Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States

View Additional Tools & Resources

Grant Alerts

Garden Grants Program | Whole Kids Foundation

Funding projects to support schools and nonprofit organizations to turn outdoor spaces into educational gardens. Learn more.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Literacy Grants Program | City National Bank

Funding classroom projects that foster creativity and critical thinking in students. (Schools in CA, NV, NY, TN, GA, MN, DC are eligible.) Learn more.

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Grants for Gardens | Annie’s

Providing funding to schools and school-connected nonprofits to build school gardens. Learn more.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Grants for Grades 6–12 | Toshiba America Grant Foundation

Supports teachers to bring new ideas for STEM learning to life in the classroom. Learn more.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) | Health Resources and Services Administration

Purpose is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs’ capacity to deliver services that improve MCH outcomes. Learn more.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Tribal Behavioral Health Grant | SAMHSA

Program to assist suicide prevention, substance misuse and mental health promotion efforts among American Indian/Alaska Native youth. Learn more.

Deadline: December 10, 2019

The Follett Challenge | Follett

Follett encourages schools and/or districts to share stories about how they are preparing students for life after high school for a chance to win up to $30,000 in Follett products and services. Learn more.

Deadline: December 12, 2019

ALDI Smart Kids | ALDI

ALDI is dedicated to supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in education, physical activity, nutrition, socialization, arts, etc. Learn more.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Run for Good Grant | Saucony Run for Good Foundation

Aims to keep kids healthy and active. Funding organizations that provide opportunities for kids to build a healthier lifestyle. Learn more.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Innovative Reading Grant | American Association of School Librarians

Supports the planning and implementation of unique programs for children which motivate and encourage reading Learn more.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Community Grants | Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale engages in charitable efforts across the country by funding programs that focus on supporting children, education, and health and human services. Learn more.

Deadline: Rolling

Please note: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools does not administer these funding opportunities. Please refer to each organization for further direction and details.


Job Opportunities

Behavioral Health Project Director | California School-Based Health Alliance (Oakland, CA)

Support and shape projects around behavioral health, trauma, substance use/abuse, etc. Learn more.

School Social Worker (Bilingual) | Noble Network of Charter Schools (Chicago, IL)

Provide support for students and act as a guide in social, emotional and mental health. Learn more.

Mindfulness Teacher | Peace in Schools (Portland, OR)

Lead mindfulness programs to support underserved youth and youth with high levels of trauma. Learn more.

Senior Program Manager, School-Based Behavioral Health | The Child Center of NY (Queens, NY)

Oversee multiple school-based wellness clinics, including financial, educational, administrative and clinical management. Learn more.

Program Assistant, School-Based Services | Tri-County Mental Health Services (Kansas City, MO)

Provide administrative support to school-based team, coordinates clinical referrals and information across teams. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

October 1-31, 2019
October 25, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
October 26-27, 2019 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM ET
November 7-9, 2019 
November 19, 2019 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM ET

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