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Welcome to the CDPH Bullying Prevention Working Group web page. This page is for youth, parents, adults who work with youth, stakeholders, etc. who want to find resources to prevent bullying in their schools and communities.
This 5-module curriculum that focuses on building a community response to Childhood Exposure to Violence helps participants define Childhood Exposure to Violence, recognize the symptoms/behaviors a child may exhibit, and what can be done to respond appropriately when a child has been exposed to violence.
Relationship violence occurs when one partner attempts to maintain power and control over the other. Research suggests that thousands of young adults are physically, emotionally and sexually abused by their dating partners every year.
Since 2009, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been conducting the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) to better understand the experiences and needs of people living with HIV in the City of Chicago. Chicago is one of the 23 sites selected as focus areas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for this multi-year public health initiative.
Every child has the right to be part of a family, a class, a school, and a community and to be accepted for who they are. This training presents important information to adults who may believe that bullying is a rite of passage or ‘normal’ for a child to experience- that it is a form of violence.
Veterans of military service, particularly those deployed to combat areas, are at increased risk for mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and problems functioning in social and work settings.
OVP works to prevent violence across the lifespan and reduce its negative impacts when it does occur. We understand violence to be anything that hurts or destroys any person, place or thing. We believe that exposure to violence in the home and/or community can change the life of a child forever.