Title Bullying: Stand up. Speak out.
AAP Grant ID 1903
Project Year 2011
City & State Edgewater, NJ
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Behavioral Health
Program Description
As pediatric residents our lives are intertwined with the children of our community. The idea for our project stems from the unfortunate mental and physical aftermath of bullying seen daily in our medical practice. Our aim is to bring awareness to the issues surrounding bullying. We strive to make students, parents, and teachers aware of the signs of a bullied child and the places or persons to go to seek help. By visiting local schools, we will have the opportunity to collaborate with the social workers and guidance counselors involved in the every day lives of the student body. Our project team will also join forces with the Parent Teacher Organization in order to engage and educate parents. Each school visit will feature a guest speaker who has either a personal history with bullying or works closely with bullied children. These seminars will include interactive group sessions allowing children a safe environment to discuss their fears and concerns about bullying. By implementing activities and administering school wide surveys we will identify the prevalence, gaps in perception, and discover specific areas of the problem that need to be targeted.
1. Raise awareness in children ages 6-14 years, their families, and teachers on the topic of bullying. 2. Set up a subdivision within each school that assists children and parents with matters of bullying. 3. Assess if reported incidence of bullying in schools increases or decreases after initiation of the program.
AAP District District III
Institutional Name Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Pediatric Health Clinic) 166 Lyons Avenue First Floor. Newark
Contact 1 Dana Suozzo
Contact 2 Evita Recio
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