[announcement] Help Provide Information on AAPI Bullying

bullying_Spr2010nws_pg1imageOn behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Bullying Prevention Task Force, we would like to request your participation in a survey about bullying of AAPI students. The purpose of this survey is to gather information about what bullying of AAPI students looks like, who is being bullied, on what basis, and whether AAPI students are talking to adults and peers in their schools and communities about bullying. The information collected will help the AAPI Bullying Prevention Task Force gain a better understanding of bullying of AAPI students and help inform recommendations for how the federal government can more effectively address this issue.

Your Role
Please fill out the survey and forward the link to other representatives from advocacy or community groups that would have helpful information about bullying of AAPI students. You can access the link to the survey here. Please complete the survey by September 2nd, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact the White House Initiative at whitehouseaapi@ed.gov

Background Information
The AAPI Bullying Prevention Task Force was formed in November 2014 to coordinate the efforts of federal agencies to work closely with community stakeholders to better analyze data regarding the prevalence of bullying in the AAPI community, understand the impediments to seeking relief and support, improve outreach, and explore and recommend policies to address the AAPI community’s growing concerns about bullying of AAPI youth. The AAPI Task Force brings together federal experts on civil rights, language access, education, community relations, public health, mental health, and data to find creative solutions for the AAPI community.  The AAPI Task Force includes members from the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Since February 2015, the AAPI Task Force has conducted over twenty nationwide listening sessions to hear firsthand from AAPI students and parents about their experiences with bullying and reporting bullying.