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Child Mental Health 

Reynolds Bully-Victimization Scales for Schools
Bully-Victimization Scale (BVS), Bully-Victimization Distress Scale (BVDS), School Violence Anxiety Scale (SVAS)
William Reynolds, 2003

Screen for children who engage in bullying behaviour
or are the victims of bullying

Age Range:
BVS: 8 to 17 years; BVDS: 8 to 17 years; SVAS: 10

Individual - 10 to 15 minutes

These three self-report, standardised instruments form a comprehensive picture of a child's experience of peer-related threat, level of distress and anxiety related to school safety. Results can provide benchmarks for identifying a child for intervention, or for identifying what students perceive as a threatening or unsafe school environment.

Bully-Victimization Scale (BVS)
The BVS provides for the identification of youngsters who are being bullied and students who engage in bullying behaviour. It may be used individually and as a school-based screening measure for the identification of bullies and bully-victims.

Bully-Victimization Distress Scale (BVDS)
The BVDS is a measure of students' psychological response to bullying and determines the internalising and externalising nature of this distress.

School Violence Anxiety Scale (SVAS)
The SVAS evaluates anxiety about the school as a safe environment, including anxiety specific to physical harm at school, harassment at school, and the potential for violence occurring at school. 

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes manual, 30 BVS record forms, 30 BVDS record forms, 30 SVAS record forms and scoring keys
Additional copies of materials:
BVS record forms, pad of 30
BVDS record forms, pad of 30
SVAS record forms, pad of 30