Evidence-based solution-focused care for school-age children experiencing cyberbullying: using the Omaha System to guide and document psychiatric nursing interventions

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2014 Mar;52(3):34-41. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20131029-02. Epub 2013 Nov 7.


Cyberbullying is a global phenomenon. The experiences of bullied children are the same across cultures and languages, and psychiatric nursing interventions are known to be effective. It is critical to widely disseminate effective interventions to identify and address cyberbullying. Therefore, evidence-based care plans addressing cyberbullying at the individual and community levels were developed using the Omaha System, a terminology that is used internationally to guide and document care. This article presents a case study in which an evidence-based intervention was used to help a bullied child arrive at a solution, and demonstrates the use of the Omaha System to document evidence-based cyberbullying interventions with individuals and communities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological / physiology
  • Bullying / psychology*
  • Child
  • Child Behavior / psychology*
  • Evidence-Based Nursing / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Program Evaluation / methods*
  • Psychiatric Nursing / methods*
  • Social Behavior
  • Social Support