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Wilmington, NC: County schools dealing with BULLYING- an adverse childhood experience

Jan 4, 2019, WHQR, Wilmington, NC: CoastLine: New Hanover County Schools Implementing New Programs To Deal With Bullying https://www.whqr.org/post/coastline-new-hanover-county-schools-implementing-new-programs-deal-bullying#stream/0 Bullying is a public health problem. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the working definition of bullying is “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.” It can occur in-person or through technology. The body of research related to bullying prevention is growing. What it shows so far is that both the reasons people bully and how the behavior impacts other people is complex. Experts now classify bullying as an ACE – an adverse childhood experience. …