NEW Bullying Prevention Online Course – Earn Continuing Education and Take Action in Your Community!

Mar 30, 2016|By: Maureen Perkins, Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration and Ed Board member, and Alana Vivolo-Kantor, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted In: Prevention

Through our work with communities across the country, we know stakeholders from health and education sectors are eager to prevent youth bullying. Yet, they may not know where to get the right information to start and sustain impactful local efforts. This is why the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a new Bullying Prevention Online Course, which will provide the tools needed to help make a difference in communities across the U.S. This course presents the latest knowledge and best practices from the field of bullying prevention. 

This course is a FREE professional development tool for everyone who wants to be engaged in bullying prevention efforts.

This self-directed online training, which takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, features the newest research on bullying prevention and has quizzes throughout the training to test knowledge.  Also, the course offers free continuing education for a wide variety of bullying prevention stakeholders – including nurses (CNE), certified health education specialists (CECH), certified public health professionals (CPH) and other professionals (CEU).

This training uses a public health approach to respond to and prevent bullying – a vital perspective in keeping children safe. Research shows that bullying is a public health problem that negatively impacts outcomes for the youth involved. This course aims to help community stakeholders eliminate bullying by connecting with partners who know how to recognize, intervene, and prevent bullying from happening. 

After completing the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define bullying and its various forms;
  • Describe the basic research on youth involved in bullying;
  • Describe the best practices in bullying prevention and response;
  • Describe potentially harmful bullying prevention strategies and the rationale for avoiding them;
  • Identify key stakeholders for a community-level bullying prevention initiative;
  • Understand how to translate bullying prevention best practices into policy and practice; and
  • Host a community event to catalyze bullying prevention action planning at the local level.

Earning continuing education is as simple as playing the video, and clicking the post-course assessment link once the video is complete. Discover your role in bullying prevention with us! Let us know what you think about the course – even if you don’t take the post-assessment for continuing education.

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