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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Department of Education Releases Anti-Bullying Training Toolkit

(Taken from an update from the White House Office of Public Engagement)

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom teachers and educators. The toolkit is designed to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills to intervene in bullying behavior and to de-escalate threatening behaviors at school. It includes two modules: “Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior” and “Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate.”

The training modules build upon the success of training materials previously released for school bus drivers in June 2011. Since that time, the school bus training materials have been used to train more than 100,000 of the nation’s bus drivers.

Learn more about the new materials and about ongoing federal efforts to prevent bullying, including the recent Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit.

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