200812 Relationships Between Alcohol and Bullying in the K-12 School System Within the United States

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jesse R. Hodges Jr. , Health and Human Performance, Northwestern State University, Lafayette, LA
Relationships Between Alcohol and Bullying in the

K-12 School System Within in the United States

Jesse R. Hodges Jr., Graduate Student-Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Dr. Catherine McMillan, Associate Professor-Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Bullying and alcohol abuse are major health issues in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. Factors such as stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression have all been documented as major health concerns related to bullying and alcohol abuse. The field of research regarding bullying and curriculums currently being implemented to counteract the problem has not changed in over a decade. A few minor advances and ideas have been added, but the majority of solutions have remained unchanged. Alcohol abuse among young people has also been researched and documented as a significant health concern. Does alcohol consumption among children and adolescents affect the growing problem of bullying within the United States? This poster will focus on relationships regarding alcohol and bullying in K-12th school system. This review of literature along with future research will assist in creating a foundation for developing a new curriculum focusing on the affects of alcohol and bullying.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will analyze the relationship between bullying and alcohol among K-12th grade students in the United States. Participants will evaluate curriculums currently utilized in the K-12th grade school system in the United States. Participants will identify the status of existing literature regarding bullying and alcohol abuse among K-12th grade students in the United States.

Keywords: Alcohol Use, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2008, immediately following my graduation I was accepted into the graduate program at Northwestern University for the Fall of 2008. I have developed and piloted wellness programs for cancer rehabilitation in Lafayette, LA as well as submitted and presented poster and oral presentations regarding bullying and the health affects at LAPHERD and the Women and Girls Sport and Physical Education Annual meetings. From the start of my graduate studies my research and literature reviews have focused on bullying and the health affects concerning grades K-12. I am confident that the information proposed will be valuable to health educators around the country.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.