In the spring of 2014 the ILAACP launched a partnership with the Hunter Perkins and South Chicago campuses of the LEARN Charter School Network to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at each school. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today.
Olweus has over thirty-five years of research and successful implementation across the world. Olweus has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting by addressing bullying at the individual, classroom, school, and community level. Through the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, the ILAACP and the LEARN Hunter Perkins and South Chicago campuses aim to reduce bullying and create more inclusive environments for the campuses’ over 800 children in kindergarten through middle school. Among their activities, each school receives school wide training on bullying, reviews and refines its supervisory system, implements parent engagement events, and holds ongoing weekly classroom and staff discussions on bullying.
The Goals of Olweus Prevention Program are:
- To reduce existing bullying problems among students
- To prevent the development of new bullying problems
- To achieve better peer relations at school
This project is made possible with generous support from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
To learn more about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), please contact Isaac McCoy, Special Initiatives Director at 312.850.4444 ext. 227.