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Evaluation of the Bully-Proofing Your School Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $406,361)

In conjunction with a mandate from the State of Colorado for schools to reduce bullying and other violent behavior in the schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have provided funding for an exploratory study to determine whether the program 'Bully-Proofing Your School' (BPYS) showed promise as an intervention to reduce bullying and related aggressive behaviors. Funding was provided for the implementation of the program, plus process and outcome data collection in the treatment and comparison schools. Initial findings from that exploratory research suggest that after one year of implementation, some gains have been made in the treatment schools, particularly in those schools in which the program was most consistently and faithfully implemented. Data are presently being collected to assess the program after the second of three years of implementation.
Date Created: September 14, 2004