Bullying is a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders and is an issue closely connected to our movement of acceptance and inclusion that has been going on for more than 50 years at Special Olympics.
Special Olympics believes that positive, supportive and socially inclusive attitudes, policies, programming and resources are the keys to creating safe and accepting school and community climates for all, and provide the best path to prevent bullying and encourage positive behaviors.
A key responsibility of Special Olympics DC (SODC) is to provide services in a respectful and positive environment. Acts of bullying, harassment and intimidation are an attack on core SODC values. Thus, to facilitate our mission, Special Olympics DC, in consultation with youth, families and staff, has established this comprehensive Bullying Prevention Policy. This policy protects the dignity and safety of the SODC community and describes SODC’s prevention strategies to identify and prevent incidents by connecting youth to inclusive activities and necessary services.

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