American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Bullying Resource Center [web resource]

bullying288Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Bullying is repeated aggressive behavior that can present in the form of threats, physical assault, and intimidation that is intentional and involves a difference in power and/or strength.

Bullying behavior can be physical, verbal, or electronic. Boys tend to use physical intimidation or threats, regardless of the gender of their victims. Bullying by girls is more often verbal, usually with another girl as the target. Bullying has even been reported in online chat rooms, through e-mail and on social networking sites.

Children who are bullied experience real suffering that can interfere with their social and emotional development, as well as their school performance. Some victims of bullying have even attempted suicide rather than continue to endure such harassment and punishment.

Bullying Resource Center

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has an online Bullying Resource Center with information that may be useful to to the parents, caregivers, and families, educators, and victims of bullying.

The Bullying Resource Center includes answers to frequently asked questions, video clips, clinical resources,  research and training, recommended books, supportive websites, and Facts for Families information sheets.

Medical Practitioners and Clinicians

The Bullying Resource Center includes a section with clinical resources such as practice parameters, AACAP policies, research and training, and more.


The mission of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

The complete list of AACAP Resource Centers follows:

Source: AACAP | Bullying Resource Center, | Copyright © 2020 by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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