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Review of Effective Middle School Bullying Prevention Programs: Helping School Counselors Utilize Effective Bullying Prevention Program Components and Outcome Measures
Darren A. Wozny and Joan Grimes
The purpose of this article is to review effective middle school bullying prevention programs from the research literature and identify effective bullying prevention program activities/components (independent variables—interventions) and corresponding bullying prevention program outcome measures (dependent variables—evaluation). It is hoped that by identifying effective middle school bullying prevention program activities/components (interventions) and their corresponding outcome measures Ideas and Research You Can Use: VISTAS 2015 2 (evaluation), it would make the task of developing and evaluating a middle school bullying prevention program more manageable for middle school counselors.