Date

12-2017

Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

There are high rates of bullying in Monterey County, which impacts the high rates of truancy and school violence. Students being bullied are often targeted because of circumstances they have no control over, including coming from a low income household, sexual orientation, and physical life challenges that are out of their control. The awareness campaign and presentation, “Bullying Stops Here,” and peer leader program were created with the intention to decrease bullying, truancy and school violence at Washington Middle School. Additionally, there is a hope for the “Bullying Stops Here” campaign to be implemented throughout the Salinas Union High School District in the future. This awareness campaign was implemented through the support of Partners For Peace and Washington Middle School's community liaison. “Bullying Stops Here” gave parents, staff and youth knowledge to identify and prevent bullying and the resources to seek help. The expected outcomes for this project were to lower truancy rates and school violence, by youth having awareness of how to stop bullying. Positive results from this project included administrators and students embracing the campaign campus-wide and more students knowing where to get help when needed.

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