Florida Children and Youth Cabinet: Bullying Prevention Workgroup

The Bullying Workgroup is co-chaired by Secretary Elizabeth Dudek, Agency for Health Care Administration and Dr. Judy Schaechter, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  The workgroup will:

  • Work with State Agencies, Local School Districts, child-serving organizations, and other key stakeholders to conduct a statewide bullying awareness campaign during the month of October (Bullying Prevention Month).  Consider focusing on a positive message such as “Positive Character Development”.
  • Explore statewide/regional forums to bring school/organizational personnel together to share effective reporting and response strategies, review data and trends, and review legal cases resulting from incidents of bullying.
  • Explore public services announcements addressing bullying/promoting positive character development that target youth and adults. Consider messages developed by youth.
  • Explore state agency policies related to bullying and make necessary recommendations for policies, staff training, and programs for children and families.

October is Bullying Prevention Month


The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet supports Bullying Prevention Month in October. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #LetsFaceBullyingFL throughout the month. Posters have also been created for the initiative. We encourage you to post them on your website, on social media, in your offices, etc.

To download a copy of the Governor’s proclamation for National Bullying Prevention Month 2015, please click HERE.

For more information and resources related to bullying prevention, please click HERE to visit the Department of Education’s website.


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