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  • Posted: August 16, 2012

    When federal leaders began a major effort to raise awareness about bullying prevention, it seemed that for every parent, teacher and community advocate who supported our mission, there was another to insist that bullying was either a normal part of growing up or “kids just being kids.”

    Eleven years later, a lot has changed.

    At the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), we’ve done our part by connecting leaders on the ground with the resources they need to educate the public about the effects of bullying behavior and how to prevent it in schools and communities.

    This summer, we continue our work.

    Through a partnership with the American Camp Association (ACA), we are supplying free bullying prevention materials to more than 100 of ACA’s Explore 30 Camps. Explore 30 is a new ACA program designed to address the threat that children who are not engaged in challenging, interesting, and fun activities in the summertime will return to school in the fall having forgotten much of what they learned in the previous academic year.

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  • Posted: August 12, 2012

    Student leaders from Quantico high school, 4H, Baltimore Intersection and DC Mayors Youth Advisory Council played a big role at the Bullying Prevention Summit. A subset of these students spoke with Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle about their student led bullying prevention efforts.

    When I helped close the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on Tuesday, my colleagues and I gave attendees a simple charge: what are you going to do to further bullying prevention in the next year?

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