Girlshealth.gov is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, and is the "daughter" program of the National Women's Health Information Center (www.womenshealth.gov). Girlshealth.gov provides valuable information about ways girls can achieve a healthy lifestyle helping them to understand their body, mind, and spirit as they grow into adults.
The Child Health USA Databook is an annual report of the health status, well-being and service needs of America's children and youth. Coalitions, program planners and policy makers can identify national trends by examining and comparing data from one year to the next. Indicators for youth, or adolescents, cover multiple issues, including childbearing, substance abuse, violence, mental health treatment, and mortality from traffic and firearms injuries. The section, Population Characteristics, provides information about poverty status and school dropouts.
This website is targeted at "tweens" with 12 educational, animated "webisodes" featuring characters who are involved in bullying and its prevention. The site describes bullying in language friendly to young people, and includes helpful information for kids and for adults. Web site available in Spanish.
Bullying Prevention: 2015 Resource Guide (PDF, 20 pages) provides links to resources, publications, organizations, and programs that focus on bullying prevention. Each resource is accompanied by a link and description, and is organized into one of seven sections of the guide:
A special online supplement from the Journal of Adolescent Health reports on the findings of an expert panel convened by the CDC to better understand the link between bullying and suicide-related behaviors.
This article provides an overview of bullying and its relationship with suicide. It also presents SAMHSA’s collaborative approach to bullying prevention, highlighting the Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention, which media outlets can use when developing stories related to bullying to ensure that they reflect balanced and accurate coverage.
This report describes a longitudinal study of 1,162 high school students that examined the impact of family abuse and conflict, self-reported delinquency, and peer delinquency on the development of bullying perpetration, sexual harassment perpetration, and teen dating violence perpetration.
The StopBullying.gov Bullying Prevention Training Center offers multiple resources, including the Bullying Prevention Training Module and Community Action Toolkit and 11 new, audience-specific user guides, developed in collaboration with more than 40 partner organizations. These resources feature relevant statistics and best practices for a variety of readers, including parents, school administrators, and mental health providers.