Student Health and Well-being

This page includes resources for educators and families on student health and well-being. These resources have been vetted by our faculty content-area experts.

For Educators

Hazing and Bullying Prevention

  • StopHazing.org
    The mission of StopHazing is to promote safe school, campus and organizational climates through research, information sharing and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention. UMaine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan is StopHazing’s executive director.
  • We Don’t Haze
    StopHazing worked with The Clery Center for Security on Campus to develop a 17-minute documentary “We Don’t Haze,” which promotes hazing prevention on college campuses. “We Don’t Haze” discussion guides for students and faculty/staff, an activity guide, prevention briefs, and an intervention handout can be adapted for other age-levels and audiences.
  • StopBullying.gov
    A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
  • C-Span Recording of Dr. Allan’s talk at the 2014 Bullying Prevention Summit
    From a breakout session at the summit on “Related High-Risk Behaviors: Hazing and Teen Dating Violence.”

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention

  • Prevention Innovations Research Center
    An internationally recognized collaborative research and community engagement initiative focused on sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response, housed at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Bringing in the Bystander High School Prevention Program
    From the nonprofit Soteria Solutions, Bringing in the Bystander is an in-person educational program that encourages participants to become positive bystanders in instances of sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment. The high school program is adapted from the Bringing in the Bystander® College Prevention Program, developed at the University of New Hampshire’s Prevention Innovations Research Center.

General Student Health and Well-being

  • National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
    Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, NCSSLE offers information and technical assistance to states, districts, schools, institutions of higher learning, and communities focused on improving school climate and conditions for learning.

For Families

Hazing and Bullying Prevention

  • StopHazing.org
    The mission of StopHazing is to promote safe school, campus and organizational climates through research, information sharing and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention. Many of the programs and resources on the site can be adapted for use by families. UMaine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan is StopHazing’s executive director.
  • International Bullying Prevention Association
    Founded in 2003, the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) is a grassroots organization made up of practitioners and researchers focused on bullying prevention. It’s website includes resources for families, caregivers and communities, and resources for youth.

Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention

  • One Love Foundation
    Educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better.
  • The Clery Center for Security on Campus
    A nonprofit dedicated to working with college and university communities to create safer campuses. Many of the resources can be adapted to families and communities of PK-12 students.

General Student Health and Well-being

  • U.S. Department of Education: Family and Community Engagement
    When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits. The Family Engagement Team is an interoffice group dedicated to strengthening the voice of families, by bringing focus to the needs of students so as to allow every student to reach full potential.
  • RAND Corporation: Student Health and Safety
    RAND is a research organization focused on developing solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. The student health and safety research is focused on postsecondary education, but much of it is applicable to PK-12 schools.
  • Youth.gov
    This U.S. government website helps individuals, families, schools and other organizations create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. The site includes youth facts, funding information, and tools to help assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

PreK-12 Resources


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