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Randy J. Wiler ...
As a result of his children's victimization, Randy first began collecting information concerning bullying behaviors in 1992 and began developing training on bullying prevention in December 1993. He was soon featured in Good Housekeeping magazine in an article entitled “Kids Who Terrorize Kids” and is the author of several bullying prevention publications some of which are featured in the national Stop Bullying Now outreach by the Health Resource Services Administration (H.R.S.A.) www.stopbullying.gov He also wrote the bullying prevention curriculum in use world-wide by the DARE keeping it REAL program that reaches nearly 31 million children annually.
Randy was one of the first 20 people in the United States selected by Dr. Dan Olweus to become a national trainer for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Group and is considered an expert in the identification and recognition of bullying behaviors. He recently wrote the "Ask the Expert" responses for Law Enforcement for the National Stop Bullying outreach and is the founding vice-president of the International Bullying Prevention Association.
Randy was awarded the Distinguished Services Award to Families and Children at the 1999 Kansas Governor’s Conference, and the 2001 Wheat State Crime Prevention for outstanding crime prevention efforts and was selected as the International DARE Officer of the year in 2006. He helped found the International Bullying Prevention Association and served as the vice-president of that association for two years.
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Randy J. Wiler, Director
Kansas Bullying Prevention Program
Randy Wiler serves as the director of the Kansas Bullying Prevention program and is a retired law enforcement veteran with over 38 years experience. He has held the ranks of police officer, detective, deputy, Undersheriff, and Chief of Police. He gave up being Chief of Police to work with children through the D.A.R.E. program and has continued to do so for over 20 years. Randy began to focus on bullying prevention after his own children were bullied. His kids still suffer today as adults from the devastation that bullying caused them. Randy has personally funded the Kansas Bullying Prevention program since its inception and receives no outside assistance in providing for the program.
The Kansas Bullying Prevention program is designed to provide the “tools” needed to recognize bullying behaviors and take appropriate steps to redirect the behavior.
This program was modeled after, but is not intended to be a substitute for the Olweus Bullying program developed by Dan Olweus, Ph.D., at the University of Bergen Norway. Schools that use the Olweus “blueprint” Bullying Prevention program often experience between 30% to 70% reduction in bullying within the first two years of implementation.
Our strategy for Kansas began in 1999 as follows:
· We initiated a “train the trainer” program for the Kansas Bullying Prevention program and invited every school district to send trainers to become instructors in the Kansas Bullying Prevention program. Over 800 trainers returned to their schools where they had the opportunity to train their staff in bullying prevention awareness.
"We're not just in Kansas anymore!"
We now offer comprehensive Olweus Bullying Prevention training nationally in addition to the Kansas Bullying Prevention training and Law Enforcement training.
The Olweus Coordinating team members trained through the Kansas Bullying Prevention program have access to the "Kansas Olweus Members Only" section of this website. This webpage provides over 350 resources for program implementation.
Please check out our "Training Resources" link to discover the many aspects of training provided through the Kansas Bullying Prevention Program.