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2013-14 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series

Third Thursday of each month from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

A webinar series for educators, parents and youth-serving professionals. Supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, each session will provide information on the most current research or relevant topics to the field of bullying prevention.


Best Practices in Bullying Prevention: Components of Effective Practice at the School Level

Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Stacie Molnar-Main, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Center for Safe Schools 

Bullying is a serious problem affecting health outcomes for children and youth. While it can occur in many different settings, bullying is particularly prevalent in schools. In the last decade, research has revealed many lessons that are relevant to school-based bullying prevention. For example, we now know bullying is best addressed through a comprehensive, multi-tiered framework that focuses on shifting norms and practices of students, staff and other adults. Social support is also a critical component of school-based bullying prevention and should be included in any prevention strategy.  Finally, bullying prevention programs should attend to the needs of individuals directly involved in bullying. Children who bully others and children who are bullied benefit from interventions that addresses their unique social, emotional and behavioral needs. This webinar, presented by staff at Pennsylvania's Center for Safe Schools, provides details about these and other components of effective school-based bullying prevention.


There is no cost to participate. All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event. Downloading the necessary software to participate in this live, online session is easy and can be obtained for free. Further instructions will be sent in the registration confirmation email.


Upcoming Third Thursday Webinars

  • May 15, 2014 What Administrators Need to Know About Bullying Prevention


Recorded Webinars

In order to view the recorded presentation, you must have the Blackboard Collaborate Java application downloaded to your personal computer. There is no cost to download the software. To configure your computer, visit the Blackboard Collaborate support page.

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2013 International Bullying Prevention Association Conference

November 11-12, 2013; Nashville, Tenn. The International Bullying Prevention Association's annual conference provides excellent learning and professional development opportunities for those involved in bullying prevention. This year's theme is "Creating Compassionate Schools and Communities." Many of the workshops presented in breakout sessions offer current evidence-supported best practices, practical techniques for use in the classroom and school grounds, the latest research, and an opportunity to network with your colleagues from all over the United States and around the world. More Information


Pennsylvania Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Certified Trainers

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention that involves the faculty, staff, student population and requires a strong commitment from administration and parent involvement. Members of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network have earned certification in OBPP and are available to support schools with implementation of the program. More Information


For more information on specific Bullying Prevention professional development opportunities, contact Stacie Molnar-Main, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Center for Safe Schools at (717) 763-1661 x128 or