2018 Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Recovery Catalog - 8
INTERVENTION & TREATMENT
1 out of every 7 kids is
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)
Supports whole-student success by reducing bullying through systemic change to
How the OBPP works
Listen to your students.
By surveying your student body before and after implementation,
you have an ongoing measurement of the effectiveness of your
school's bullying prevention efforts.
Engage students in improving their social-emotional skills.
The OBPP classroom curricula lesson plans are designed
to engage students in social-emotional learning to increase
awareness and acceptance of each other.
Create a framework for school-wide support.
Ensure everyone in your school community follows the same
process for addressing bullying with evidence-based guidance for
staff and teachers.
Provide staff with ongoing education.
Continue to develop and sharpen the professional skills of your
teachers and staff to sustain results.
A two-year study of more than 70,000 students in Pennsylvania showed clear and
systematic reductions in rates of students being bullied and students bullying others.*
U.S. research proves
drop with OBPP
And the benefits of the OBPP continue to grow
Three years after implementation, a study of 31,000
of these students showed they were:
More empathetic toward kids being bullied
Less willing to join in bullying
Seeing peers and teachers, particularly homeroom teachers,
take actions to reduce bullying
* Researchers (Limber, Olweus, Breivik, and Wang) are in the process of preparing a detailed
scientific report of the findings from this large-scale Pennsylvania study, evaluating the effects
of the OBPP over two and three years.