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Bullying Prevention Professional Development
2015-16 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series
Each month from 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
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.
Act 48 Credit – 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 check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Registration Information – A registration email confirmation will be sent regarding participation and instructions on how to participate in the webinar which is being held in GoToWebinar. More on preparing for participation in GoToWebinar.
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January 19, 2017
Teach Me to Think: Fostering Children’s Social Emotional Learning Development
Presented by Stephanie Colvin-Roy
Social emotional learning is the way in which a child experiences, expresses and manages emotions. This webinar will familiarize participants with a social emotional learning program called, I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) and the parent program, Raising a Thinking Child (RaTC) developed by Dr. Myrna Shure. The ICPS program teaches young children how to think, not what to think, so they are more able to make responsible decisions. Participants will learn how the ICPS and RaTC programs can be utilized to enhance parenting programs and youth social emotional learning development, strategies for dialoguing with children to teach them the skills necessary for problem solving. They will also explore how the RaTC program may enhance parenting skills and foster youth social emotional development.
February 16, 2017
Mean on Purpose? Bullying Prevention in Early Childhood
Presented by Stephanie Colvin-Roy
The majority of research on bullying focuses on its prevalence, causes and appropriate prevention and intervention responses for school-aged children. However recent studies examine bullying behaviors that are exhibited by preschool-aged children. Young children who are victimized by their peers report being fearful of other children, are vulnerable to future episodes of victimization, and are anxious about going to school. (Alsaker, F., Valkanover, S. The Bernese Program Against Victimization in Kindergarten and Elementary School). Preschool children, like older children, are capable of direct and indirect bullying behaviors ( Vlachou, M., Andreou, E., Botsoglou, K. Bully/Victim Problems Among Preschool Children: a Review of Current Research Evidence). Participants will learn to identify aggressive behaviors, learn bullying prevention strategies for early childhood, and examine approaches to enhance social emotional learning.
May 18, 2017
Implications of the Recently Released National Academies report Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy and Practice: How to Use the Report to Further Your Bullying Prevention Efforts
Presented by Sue Limber, PhD, MLS, Clemson University
Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy and Practice is a comprehensive report on what is known and what needs to be known to reduce bullying behaviors and its consequences. This webinar will present a brief overview of the contents of the report highlighting key findings and how they can inform your bullying prevention efforts.
2015-16 Third Thursday
- Creating a Safe Space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students
- Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practices in School-Based Counseling
- NEW! Identifying Peer Abuse and Clearing the Haze: Eliminating Hazing from Our Schools
- Responding to Students Impacted by Bullying Through a Trauma-Informed Approach
- Screaming Mimis? Two-Headed Snakes? Influence of Adult Bullies on School Climate
- Using Compassion to Address Bullying
2014-15 Third Thursday
- Attentive on the Journey: Engaging Parents in Children’s Learning, Development and Bullying Prevention
- Becoming Trauma Informed
- Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don't See
- Cultivating Empathy for Healthy Relationships and Collaborative Programs
- Fostering Cultural Competence: Using Children’s Literature to Talk About Difficult Issues in K-12 Classrooms
- Preventing and Responding to Teen Dating Violence
- The Role of Physicians in Bullying Prevention, Intervention and Recovery
- Social and Emotional Learning: An Important Component of Bullying Prevention
2013-14 Third Thursday
- Best Practices in Bullying Prevention: Components of Effective Practice at the School Level
- Bullying Prevention and Social-Emotional Learning
- Bullying Prevention in Urban Schools
- Common Core: Implications for Social Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention
- Creating a Safe School Climate for LGBT Students
- Using Age Appropriate Literature to Support Bullying Prevention
- What Administrators Need to Know About Bullying Prevention
2012-13 Third Thursday
- Bullying Prevention and Community Engagement
- Bullying Prevention in the Afterschool Setting
- Cost/Benefit Analysis of Bullying Prevention
- High School Student Engagement and Building Positive School Climate
- Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and Bullying Prevention
- Sick of Bullying or Sick Because of Bullying: Health Impacts of Bullying Behaviors
- Understanding and Responding to Bullying: What Parents Can Do
2011-12 Third Thursday
- Bullying and Hazing
- Bullying and Protected Class Issues/OBPP Coaching
- Bullying and Suicide: What Educators Need to Know (registration required)
- Bullying and the Coordinated School Health Model
- Bullying Prevention in High Schools
- Bullying Prevention in Urban Schools
- Class Meetings and Bullying Prevention in Secondary Schools: Lessons from the Field
- Cyberbullying: What Parents and Educators Need to Know About Prevention and Response
- Implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) with Fidelity
- Introduction to the PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit (registration required)
- Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) Implementation in a Special Education Setting
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 Sally Canazaro, Safe Schools Coordinator, Center for Safe Schools at (717) 763-1661 x168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D.
Dr. Mannarino is the Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
March 13, 2017
2017 Social and Emotional Learning Conference:
Building Skills for Lifelong Success
Enjoy a motivating keynote address from Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP New York, hear from state and national experts about the latest research in social and emotional learning, and learn about effective program models and promising practices.