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Given the serious consequences and complex factors surrounding bullying, multidisciplinary prevention strategies are needed to address this issue with individuals, families, schools, communities, and with the general population.
SAMHSA is an active member of the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention effort, which includes other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies such as the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Departments of Education and Justice. Under this collaborative, SAMHSA co-sponsored the website StopBullying.gov, a central repository for news, information, and resources on bullying prevention for a wide range of audiences.
Since the site’s 2010 launch, more than 6 million people have visited the site, with over 650,000 in October alone. Stopbullying.gov has more than 65,000 people who follow the site on Facebook and nearly 40,000 on Twitter and has recently expanded its social media reach into Tumblr and Pinterest.
In addition, SAMHSA provides grants to states, local communities, and schools to implement innovative strategies to address issues related to bullying. An example is the Safe Schools/Healthy Students, funded by a federal agency collaborative that has provided funds to 365 local education agencies to address issues related to school safety and youth violence, including bullying prevention. SAMHSA has recently invested in expanding the reach of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students by awarding state-level grants.