October is National Bullying Prevention Month


The CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and many other organizations have become very active in promoting efforts to stop youth violence.  Some basic facts from the AAP:

- More than 160,000 US students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied.
- Bullying directly affects a student’s ability to learn.
- Students who are bullied find it difficult to concentrate, show a decline in grades, and lose self
esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth.
- Students who are bullied report more physical symptoms, such as headaches or                    
stomachaches, and mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, than other             
- Students can be especially effective in bullying intervention. More than 55% of bullying             
situations will stop when a peer intervenes. Student education of how to address bullying for  
peers is critical, as is the support of adults

Bullying happens in every community and at every level of school age children.  In our area the school systems continually address this issue and spend a lot of effort to prevent, monitor and elimate bullying amongst students.  If there is a concern please do not hesitate to discuss it further with one of our providers.

For more information please visit:


AAP:  Here

CDC:  here



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