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PA CARES: Bullying Prevention in Pennsylvania Schools


PA CARES (Creating an Atmosphere of Respect and Environment for Success) was an initiative that helped to decrease bullying behaviors; enhance intervention efforts; provide safe and productive learning environments; and improve school response and reaction to bullying by establishing school-based bullying prevention programs. PA CARES was funded by the Highmark Foundation.

The Highmark Foundation provided Pennsylvania elementary, middle and high schools – with a total student population of more than 180,000 – with the tools and resources needed to implement the OBPP through the PA CARES initiative.







Visit the Highmark Foundation Bullying Prevention Institute for professional development opportunities, resources and more information about the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Pennsylvania.