The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) at Arizona State University proposal was for entire the School, Student and Parent Strengths-Based Prevention Program. This Scope is specific to the School Program, which utilizes the Oleweus Bullying Program. This work aids schools, families and youth in their capacity to live productive lives by building strong and safe environments, enhancing positive attitudes and increasing resiliency. The goal is to Build a strong safe school environment through enhancing an anti-bullying culture and policies, and protecting against violence; The Oleweus Bullying Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The programs goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. It has been deemed effective as a Blueprints program and by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education The Oleweus Bullying Program will be implemented alongside two additional evidencebased programs, keepin it REAL(kiR) and Families Preparing a New Generation (FPNG) offered together at two school sites, not in a major metropolitan area but serving a more rural Arizona community. It is anticipated that a school would engage its entire population of K-8 grade students along with faculty and staff in the Oleweus Bullying Program. Then the 6th, 7th and 8th graders would all also be involved in the keepin it REAL curriculum. The parents of these youth would be invited to participate in the Families Preparing a New Generation program to be held in the evenings. Each of these programs has pre-and post-survey measures already developed and these would be used to gauge the degree of change in the environment and in policies, as well as in the attitudes and behaviors of those involved at all levels. It is anticipated that by combining these efforts, the results will show that these programs are individually effective, but that the degree of change will be larger for all involved when compared to expected results shown in the literature. SIRC team members will train, implement and evaluate the entire project. This will include recruitment of a school and working with school and community members to recruit parents and to participate in school and project activities. The Oleweus Bullying Program also involves a school advisory board. SIRC will train on survey administration with appropriate personnel conducting the research. SIRC will conduct the data analysis and report on findings.
|Effective start/end date||11/1/12 → 6/30/13|
- DOJ-OJP: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): $100,678.00