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Bullying Prevention Research Symposium Proceedings PaperConvened by the Center for Safe Schools and the Highmark Foundation, the Bullying Prevention Research Symposium was held in April 2018 to engage stakeholders in reflecting on progress made in Pennsylvania's bullying prevention efforts during the past decade. Representatives from the education, health care and justice sectors, policy-makers, researchers, prevention program providers and grant-makers reviewed recent developments in the field and identified priorities for the future. This proceedings paper summarizes the workgroup discussions, common themes and identifies seven recommendations for advancing bullying prevention in the commonwealth.
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USDOE: Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
Dating Matters Capacity Assessment and Planning Tool (DM-CAPT)DM-CAPT is a free online tool that allows comprehensive teen dating prevention initiatives to assess their capacity to implement comprehensive teen dating violence prevention programs by surveying stakeholders. The insights learned from using this tool will assist teen dating violence prevention initiatives in identifying strengths and areas for improvement in their capacity.
Using Literature to Promote Cultural Competence: A Bullying Prevention Companion Bibliography, Vol 2This companion bibliography is for anyone who works with students, especially classroom teachers, bullying prevention trainers and youth group workers. It includes more than 200 listings of student literature, a guide for using the bibliography and selecting student resources, a section of adult resources and more. It is the leading resource for helping students learn, through literature, how to become culturally competent adults who value and respect others. Written by Nancy Mullin, M.Ed.
A Bullying Prevention Companion Bibliography, Vol 1This companion bibliography includes entries that have been reviewed and assessed for compatibility with both best practices in bullying prevention in general and Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) principles specifically. It recommends reads for students and resources for educators and parents. Designed for use by classroom teachers and school personnel to facilitate academic connections with bullying prevention themes. Written by Nancy Mullin, M.Ed.
Teaching Tolerance Guide Helps Educators “Speak Up at School” Against Bias and BullyingThe “Speak Up at School” guide is for teachers and other adults who work in schools. It offers advice about how to respond to remarks made by students and by other adults and gives guidance for helping students learn to speak up as well. By modeling the kind of behavior they want from students, educators can effectively teach students how to be effective and active change-agents in their school and community.
Bullying in Schools: An OverviewThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released Bullying in Schools: An Overview. It discusses the results of three studies conducted in 2007 at the National Center for School Engagement, and compares these results with those from a Swedish study. The authors conclude that victimization in the form of bullying can distance students from learning. Schools can overcome this negative effect if they adopt strategies that engage students in their work, creating positive learning environments that produce academic achievement.
Highmark Foundation Bullying Prevention InstituteTo afford professional development and educational opportunities to school personnel and other professionals. To support those who are committed to reducing the incidence of bullying behaviors in Pennsylvania schools.
Olweus Bullying Prevention ProgramThe Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. It's goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.
Parent's Guide to FacebookThis guidebook was created by the co-directors of ConnectSafely.org to help parents understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, parents will be better informed and able to communicate with their young Facebook users. That's important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology.
Readiness Series to Implement Comprehensive School Violence ProgramsCenter for Safe Schools, through funding provided by the Highmark Foundation, offers the Readiness Series to Implement Comprehensive School Violence Programs online course.