CE Credit

Bullying: Screening and Intervention

Welcome to the training on Bullying: Screening and Intervention provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to identify risk factors for bullying, screen children and adolescents, provide appropriate prevention and intervention strategies, and connect families with resources.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Specify the prevalence of bullying and health effects that are associated with bullying.
  2. Assess risk factors for being a bully or victim and conduct effective screening as part of preventive medical checkups.
  3. Employ recommended prevention and intervention strategies and connect families with helpful resources.

NOTE: In this module, the term “children” refers to children and adolescents, except when differentiation is needed. In addition, the term “parent” also refers to guardians and caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 8/16/2025.

This module was released on 8/16/2022.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

Browser Requirements

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2022). Bullying Resource Center.

American Academy of Pediatrics. Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit, 2nd Edition.

American Academy of Pediatrics, Patient Education. (2021). Bullying: It’s Not OK.

American Psychological Association. (2022). Bullying.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2021). Violence Prevention. Fast Fact: Preventing Bullying

Committee for Children. (2022). Bullying Prevention.

Cyberbullying Research Center, Resources.

National Institute of Mental Health. Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit.

National Institute of Mental Health. Suicide Risk Screening Pathway: Outpatient Primary Care and Specialty Clinics.

National Institute of Mental Health. Suicide Risk Screening Tool.

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. (2022).

Texas Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN). Contact CPAN at 888-901-2726 (888-901-CPAN).

Texas Education Agency. Coordinated School Health - Bullying and Cyberbullying website.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (2022). Children’s Medicaid and CHIP.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (2022). Children’s Mental Health Residential Treatment Center Project.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG).

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (2022). Coronavirus (COVID-19) Provider Information.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission. (2022). Find Your Local Mental Health or Behavioral Health Authority.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, STAR Kids.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, STAR Medicaid.

Texas Health Steps. Anticipatory Guidance Provider Guide.

Texas Health Steps. Periodicity Schedule

Texas Health Steps, Screening Tools: Texas Health Steps links for developmental and mental health screenings:

  1. Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17)
  2. Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-35)
  3. Pediatric Symptom Checklist for Youth (Y-PSC)
  4. CRAFFT (Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Family/Friends, Trouble) Screening Questionnaire
  5. Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
  6. Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A) - Depression screen
  7. Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A) - Anxiety, eating problem, mood problem, and substance use screen
  8. Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Prevention Screening (RAAPS)

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership. Online Provider Search.

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership. Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual. (2022).

Thackeray, J. D., Hibbard, R., & Dowd, M. D. (2010). Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Pediatrician. Pediatrics, 125 (5): 1094–1100.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2021). StopBullying.gov.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, StopBullying.gov. “Be Someone’s Hero,” a video, in English and with Spanish subtitles, about how to be an upstander.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, StopBullying.gov. (2021). Bystander Factsheet.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Telehealth: For Providers.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2021). Texas Anti-Bullying Laws and Policies.