For the past 15 years, Widmeyer Communications, a Finn Partners company,†has managed bullying prevention awareness efforts for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesí Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In 2001, we developed the Stop Bullying Now! campaign, the nationís first federal effort to promote awareness about bullying. This initiative has evolved into StopBullying.gov, involving a variety of federal partners dedicated to raising awareness of bullying as a public health issue and empowering community leaders to adopt best practices for prevention and response.
As part of our on-going work, we support HRSA with the development of outreach materials to youth that have included activity guides and animated webisodes. We also train community members to become bullying prevention advocates. We created the Bullying Prevention Training Module, the Community Action Tool Kit and customized User Guides for key stakeholders. We have worked to create active partnerships that include more than 100 youth-serving organizations. We also manage StopBullying.govís social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.