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Federal Documents for Everyday Living: Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Federal Documents for Everyday Living:
Vol. 1 no 1 October 19, 2015.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about federal publications, web sites and blogs.bully-655660_1920

Did you know that the Washington State Library has a comprehensive collection of federal and state publications going way back into the 1880s? We are the Regional Federal Depository Library for Washington and Alaska. Most government publications can be located through the State Library’s online catalog (indicated below as At WSL).

Stop Bullying.Gov is a great place to learn about Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. There are materials for parents, teachers, and kids (http://www.stopbullying.gov/resources). You can also find the policies and laws of various states. Here’s a link to the Washington State page: http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/washington.html. In Washington State harassment, intimidation or bullying are terms used in anti-bullying laws. The laws also cover cyberbullying.

Here are some federal publications at WSL that may be of interest:
Bullying is not a fact of life (HE 20.427:B 87/2/2008). (n.d.). [Rockville, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services [Rockville, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. At WSL: Print: HE 20.427:B 87/2008

Ending the school-to-prison pipeline :. (2012). At WSL: Print: WSL Fed Docs Annex (Call Ahead) Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.112-848; Microfiche: WSL Fed Doc Fiche Annex (Call Ahead) MICRO Y 4.J 89/2:S.HRG.112-848; Online http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112shrg86166/pdf/CHRG-112shrg86166.pdf

Lumsden, L. (2002). Preventing Bullying. ERIC Digest. At WSL: Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ERIC-ED463563/pdf/ERIC-ED463563.pdf.; Print: ED 1.310/2:463563; Microfiche: MICRO ED 1.310/2:463563

School bullying : extent of legal protections for vulnerable groups needs to be more fully assessed : report to congressional requesters (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]. (n.d.). At WSL: Online: http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/591202.pdf.; Print: GA 1.13:GAO-12-349

Stop bullying now! [videorecording] : take a stand, lend a hand. (n.d.). [Rockville, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration ; [Washington, D.C.] : Dept. of Education, [2006?]. At WSL: Video: WSL Fed Doc CDROM Annex (Call Ahead): CDROM HE 1.60:B 87/DVD

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, author. (2014). Bullying-free schools: How local, state and federal efforts can help : field hearing … June 8, 2012 (Des Moines, IA). At WSL: Online: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112shrg91970/pdf/CHRG-112shrg91970.pdf; Print: Y 4.L 11/4:S.HRG.112-913

State Documents

Dept. of Labor and Industries. (2006). Workplace bullying [electronic resource] : what everyone needs to know. At WSL: Online: http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/WA.Media/do/323B27DC85A0F8D224E101E22BE60FF1.pdf

Office of the attorney general. (2006). Bullying is not okay [electronic resource] : when your child is the victim, the bully, or a bystander. At WSL: Online: http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/WA.Media/do/1489D5AC5546CA3205A0D9367BDD7FB1.pdf

Washington (State). Office of the Education Ombudsman. (2007). Bullying at school: What a family can do. Olympia, WA: Office of the Education Ombudsman. At WSL: Online: digitalarchives.wa.gov/WA.Media/do/C84C22CEF3AA7AC529363CE419E88AD3.pdf; Print: Wa 379 Ed82 Bul S 2007

Other Resources

How Libraries Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying


To find federal publications available at the Washington State Library go to the online catalog at www.sos.wa.gov/library/catalog.aspx.

How to search the online catalog:  (1) set “search by” to keyword, (2) enter a search term, e.g., bullying, in the “search words box,” (3) set “additional options/search in” to “federal publications” (4) then click on the search button.
You should get a list of federal publications about bullying. Documents may be online, in print or in a variety of other medium. Entries indicating “call ahead” mean you should call us and ask that the document be retrieved from storage and brought to the central library for your use.

Your local library can send us an “interlibrary loan” request and borrow materials on your behalf. In many circumstances, our librarians also are able to scan and send you electronic copies. Contact Ask a Librarian to inquire about specific titles and availability. Our Ask a Librarian service is available  at 360-704-5221 (Monday – Friday noon to 5:00 p.m.) or use our chat box at http://1.usa.gov/1OoGTct. It’s easy.


This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand at [email protected].



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