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2016-17 Third Thursday Bullying Prevention Webinar Series
Each webinar 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.


January 19, 2017
Teach Me to Think: Fostering Children’s Social Emotional Learning Development
Presented by Stephanie Colvin-Roy

SR 4x5x300 2013-12-04-100x125Social 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

SR 4x5x300 2013-12-04-100x125The 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

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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.



Recorded Webinars

2015-16 Third Thursday

2014-15 Third Thursday

2013-14 Third Thursday

2012-13 Third Thursday

2011-12 Third Thursday



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

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
Harrisburg, Pa.
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.