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New data on bullying in the U.S. from Clemson University and Hazelden

CENTER CITY, MINN. (October 7, 2013) – Hazelden and Clemson University will present a white paper during an October 22nd Web conference based on data collected from schools throughout the United States that have administered the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ), a primary component of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). The data comes from 20,000 students in grades 3-12 who completed the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire during the 2011-2012 school year, prior to implementing the OBPP.

Dr. Susan P. Limber, Professor at Clemson University and National Director for the OBPP, will be the featured speaker at the web conference, which will include a presentation and a Q&A with the audience.  The results of the analysis to be discussed reveal answers to the following questions:

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) has been proven to significantly reduce bullying (as measured by students’ reports of being bullied and bullying others).  Results have also shown reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior such as vandalism, fighting, theft and truancy; and improvements in the classroom social-climate, as reflected in students’ reports of improved order and discipline, more positive social relationships, and more positive attitudes toward schoolwork and school. Learn more at

Today OBPP is being used in over 6,000 schools nationwide and over 1,000 individuals are trained to implement the program.  There are also 14 states that have a statewide partnership in place with OBPP.  

About Hazelden:
Hazelden Publishing is part of the Hazelden Foundation, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, which helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction.  Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public advocacy, and publishing.  It has facilities in Minnesota, New York, Illinois, Oregon, and Florida. Learn more at

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