Embracing oneself serves as an important starting point for embracing others. The Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative investigates the factors that impact self-esteem, self-efficacy and other facets critical to developing and maintaining a healthy sense of identity. It also explores ways of combating anxiety, depression and other barriers to personal acceptance.
The Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative considers how a variety of interrelated systems – from communities to schools to the media – establish cultural codes and environments that cultivate or impede attitudes of acceptance. The initiative also examines how these conventions and contexts shape the social experiences and personal perspectives of individuals.
Interacting with family, friends, classmates, co-workers and other groups influences how people perceive themselves and the world around them. Accordingly, the Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative researches and develops prevention and intervention approaches designed to cultivate understanding, acceptance and an appreciation for individuality.
The nonprofit Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative supports translational research designed to foster positive, accepting communities free from bullying and other negative behaviors. Studies conducted through the Nebraska Bullying Prevention and Intervention Initiative focus on identifying and addressing the complex personal, social and cultural factors underlying such behaviors, thereby advancing practical solutions to promote healthy relationships within families, schools and communities.
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