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2013-14 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series
Each month from 3pm – 4:15pm
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.

Attentive on the Journey: Engaging Parents in Children’s Learning, Development and Bullying Prevention

Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

The Center for Safe Schools is pleased to announce the first session in the 2014-2015 Third Thursdays Bullying Prevention Online Learning Series. The session is entitled Attentive on the Journey: Engaging Parents in Children’s Learning, Development and Bullying Prevention.

Supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, this session will be presented by Karen Shanoski, Family-School-Community Partnerships Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, PA and Stephanie Roy, Special Projects Managing Coordinator, Center for Safe Schools, Camp Hill, PA.

Bullying prevention strategies involving parents should be informed by best practices in parent engagement. Schools play an instrumental role in creating opportunities for effective parent engagement.  As such, school personnel  have the opportunity to build strong connections with families by creating welcoming environments with effective communication and positive collaboration on decisions regarding youth’s education and wellbeing.  Participants will examine best practice approaches for cultivating effective parent/family engagement in their children’s development. Participants will learn strategies to inform parents on how to reduce bullying behavior, support children who may be targets of bullying and intervene if their children are involved in a cycle of peer abuse.

The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, is offering Act 48 professional development credit for those with Pennsylvania teaching or administrative certificates. Participants must attend the online session from beginning to end to receive credit.  Only specified professional development sessions are available for credit.  The Record of Attendance will be emailed to participants upon completion of the session.  If you are interested in receiving Act 48 credit, please indicate your interest on the registration form.



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. Further instructions will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

The session is being held in GoToWebinar. For more information on preparing for participation in this session click here.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Third Thursdays Bullying Prevention dates:


  • November 20, 2014 - Becoming Trauma Informed 
  • December 18, 2014 - School Bullying and Social Emotional Learning
  • January 15, 2015 - The Role of Physicians in Bullying Prevention, Intervention & Recovery
  • February 19, 2015 - Teen Dating Violence
  • March 19, 2015 - The Power of Empathy: Creating a Culture of Kindness
  • April 16, 2015 - Using Literature to Support Bullying Prevention
  • May 21, 2015 - Bullying in Sports:  The Injuries We Don’t See


Recorded Webinars

2013-14 Third Thursday

2012-13 Third Thursday

2011-12 Third Thursday



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

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