Bullying Prevention Program
Bullying is one of the most prominent and harmful social phenomena among children and adolescents. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics (2019), one in five students report being bullied. A significant body of research highlights the negative consequences of bullying on both the victims and the bullies.
The goal of this program is to teach youth how to recognize the different forms of bullying, the factors that contribute to the risk of bullying, and the psychological short-term and long-term consequences of bullying. Further, it helps youth understand the motives of the bullies and the best ways to encounter bullying behaviors and victimization within peer groups.
The program addresses the topic of bullying within the context of the refugee community, highlighting factors that make refugees particularly vulnerable to being bullied or becoming bullies themselves. Through the program, we hope to educate refugee youth on bullying behaviors and provide them with the skills to handle circumstances that involve bullying.