Measure Status: Active
Measurement Category: Category 1: measuring quantity of effort (counts and "yes/no" activities)
Service Type: Middle level: enabling services
Service Recipient: Activities directed to professionals
Goal: Increase the number of community-based organizations participating in a bullying awareness and prevention program.
Numerator: Number of trainers trained in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Significance: According to the Bullying in US Schools 2014 Status Report using data from the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire, 17% of all students were involved in bullying by either being bullied, bullying others or both being bullied and bullying others.
Bullying affects youth negatively in many ways. Youth who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, changes in sleep and eating patterns and decreased academic achievement and school participation. Academic success has a direct impact on their employment prospects and future earnings potential, which impact health and access to health care in adulthood.
Youth who bully others are more likely to experience alcohol and drug abuse in adolescence. This serious health problem can persist long after adolescence.
LGBTQ youth and those perceived as LGBTQ are at an increased risk of being bullied. Bullied LGBTQ youth, or youth perceived as LGBTQ are more likely to skip school, smoke, use alcohol and drugs, or engage in other risky behaviors. Lesbian, gay or bisexual youth are more than twice as likely as their peers to be depressed and think about or attempt suicide.
Data Sources and Data Issues: Data collection and analysis will be performed by the vendor(s) selected by DOH to carry out the activities of the bullying program. It will be a grant deliverable as required by the work statement and reported to DOH via quarterly reports.
Unit Type: Count, Unit Number: 100