The Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network (PA BP Network) is a statewide professional learning community for bullying prevention consultants. The network was established in 2001 by the Center for Safe Schools (CSS), through funding provided by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The PA BP Network seeks to promote research-based practices in bullying prevention and the integration of those practices with other research-based models for improving youth outcomes. All members of the PA BP Network are Certified Trainers for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP); however, members’ areas of expertise extend beyond OBPP. Current goals of the PA BP Network are to:
Promote best practices in bullying prevention across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through a network of highly qualified trainers
Establish leadership systems and partnerships to advance effective bullying prevention practices statewide for the benefit of children, families, schools and communities.
Meet the ongoing certification needs of Olweus trainers in Pennsylvania, through meetings, trainings and online updates
Engage stakeholders in identifying linkages between OBPP and other effective approaches to promoting positive school climate and social-emotional learning