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In a study conducted by the Crime Victims Institute at Sam Houston State University it was discovered, bullying that occurs early in life may have significant repercussions for the victims later in their life? Childhood bullying can lead to general and mental health issues, behavioral problems, eating disorders, smoking, alcohol use, and possible homelessness.
Science Daily reports, “The Long Term Health Consequences of Bullying Victimization,” recommends investing in victim services and effective prevention programs, such as the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a school based initiative for violence prevention. Programs can help address the immediate trauma, both mental and physical, that victims experience.
“This type of investment may also have the added benefit of reducing the long-term deleterious effects identified in this and other studies, thus reducing the high cost of victimization born by the victims themselves, the health care system and society in general,” Bouffard said.
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