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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
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The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, or OBPP for short, is the most researched and probably best-known bullying prevention program available today. Developed by Dan Olweus of Norway, OBPP has over thirty-five years of research behind it and has been implemented throughout the world, in countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, and Croatia, in addition to Norway.
 

OBPP is recognized by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence as one of only eleven (at the time of publication) Blueprints Model Programs and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a Model Program--two of the highest honors a prevention program can attain. It has also received numerous awards from other organizations dedicated to addressing the issue of bullying and violence among children.

The goals of the program are:

  • to reduce existing bullying problems among students
  • to prevent the development of new bullying problems
  • to achieve better peer relations at school
Chico Oaks Adventist School has been implementing the OBPP since the Fall of 2013 as a part of a pilot program in the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventist school system. Each year begins with renewed focus on the goals of the program. For more information on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program click on the following link.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program