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Bullying Prevention Professional Development

2014-15 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series

Each month from 3 p.m. to 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.

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 e-mailed 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.


December 18, 2014
School Bullying and Social Emotional Learning

Presented by Stacie Molnar-Main, EdD, Center for Safe Schools

In recent years, the focus of most bullying prevention efforts in schools has been on systemic approaches to improving school climate and bystander behavior. This focus is warranted based upon what is known about the social and ecological nature of bullying. Yet, bullying is more than a climate issue, it is also a matter that affects individual children. This webinar focuses on the relationship between social-emotional development in individuals and involvement in bullying and introduces a new tool designed to assist schools in assessing school-wide bullying prevention strategies and in identifying class-level and individual-level interventions that support bullying prevention.



Upcoming Third Thursday Webinars

January 15, 2015
The Role of Physicians in Bullying Prevention, Intervention and Recovery

February 19, 2015
Dating Violence

March 19, 2015
Cultivating Empathy for Healthy Relationships and Collaborative Programs

April 16, 2015
Using Literature to Support Bullying Prevention

May 21, 2015
Bullying in Sports: The Injuries We Don't See


Recorded Webinars

2014-15 Third Thursday

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