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For an interview with a co-author of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program or a violence prevention expert, contact.

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Phone: 651-213-4231
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We invite you to use the following information for the development of news articles, press releases, and media interviews. All these resources may be used without permission, but we request that you please make appropriate reference to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program? (pdf)

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Benefits (pdf)

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Research and History (pdf)

Bullying FAQs (pdf)

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Meet leaders of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States who are available for interviews.

Sue Limber photoWatch "A Conversation with Dr. Susan Limber"

Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., MLS , is a professor with the Institute on Family and Neighborhood life at Clemson University. She is a developmental psychologist who received her master's and doctoral degrees in psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds a master's of legal studies from Nebraska.

Dr. Limber's research and writing focus on legal and psychological issues related to youth violence (particularly bullying among children), child protection, and children's rights. She directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States and co-authored the Blueprint for the Bullying Prevention Program and Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, as well as many articles about bullying.

In recent years, Dr. Limber has directed the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States. She also provides consultation to the National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. In 1997, she received the Saleem Shah Award for early career excellence in psychology-law policy, awarded by the American Psychology-Law Society of the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychiatry. In 2004, Dr. Limber received the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award for Psychology in the Public Interest.

Marlene Snyder photoMarlene Snyder, Ph.D., is the Director of Development for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States, as well as an OBPP Program Director. She is the national point of contact for Olweus program information, and is a research associate professor at the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University.

Dr. Snyder consults regularly with a wide variety of professional and community organizations on a range of topics related to bullying prevention and intervention. She is the founding president of the International Bullying Prevention Association. Dr. Snyder has served as a national and international conference speaker, trainer, and technical assistance consultant for educational, mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice agencies, as well as parent education organizations.

In addition to co-authoring the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Schoolwide Guide and Teacher Guide (and accompanying CD-ROMs and DVDs), and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Class Meetings and Individual Interventions: A How-To Guide and DVDs, Dr. Snyder authored a book titled ADHD & Driving: A Guide for Parents of Teens with ADHD.

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