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In December, Clinical Health Promotion published a study about CHPDP’s innovative use of a bullying screening tool in a clinical pediatric setting.  This study is the first of its kind in the United States. Click the link to read the full text: Determining the Feasibility of a Bullying Screening Tool_CHP 2018
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Calling all parents of teens and pre-teens….

Watch this short video about Bark to learn more about keeping your kids safer online! Then sign up for free at www.chpdp.org/study Pennyslvania parents–go to www.chpdp.org/study  to learn how you can try Bark free for a year!
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Do you know the dangers your tween and teen face online?

Parents, In 2018, Bark analyzed over 900 million messages across texts, email and social media accounts for over 2.6 million children. Read their one page: Children & Teen Cyber Fact Sheet about what they found. It will be eye opening. 2018-bark-annual-data For our Pennsylvania families, through a grant from the Highmark Foundation, you can sign…
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Youth Violence Prevention Week: March 19-25, 2018

Youth Violence Prevention Week March 19-25   Youth Violence is considered an important public health problem. Youth Violence affects thousands of young people every day. This serious problem mostly occurs in people who are between the ages of 10 and 24 years old.   Examples of Youth Violence Fights Bullying Child Abuse or Neglect Sexual…
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Feb 26-March 4, 2018

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 26-March 4   What is an Eating Disorder? Eating Disorders are a form of Mental Illness that can affect anybody. Mood and anxiety disorders often co-occur with Eating Disorders as well. Unstable eating habits and obsessing over body weight is what an Eating Disorder is. Factors that cause an…
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February: Teen Dating Violence Month

Teen Dating Violence Month   Dating Violence Dating Violence also known as Intimate Partner Violence, is a significant public health problem that affects millions of people. Sadly, according to the Department of Justice, Intimate Partner Violence accounts for 15% of all violent crimes. Dating violence can be physical, sexual, and psychological. Stalking is also a…
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No Name-Calling Week: Jan 15-21, 2018

NO NAME-CALLING WEEK January 15-21, 2018   Where Did No Name-Calling Week Come from? No Name-Calling Week was inspired by The Misfits by James Howe. The Misfits is about four best friends who are trying to survive the 7th grade despite the frequent taunts about their weight, height, intelligence, and sexual orientation or gender expression.…
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Increased gun violence risk among bullied students

The Nation’s Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association reports on a study published July 3 by the University of Washington School of Public Health in the Journal of Adolescent Health about the relationship between bullying and gun violence. Researchers used data from the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey…
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