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Pennsylvania Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Certified Trainers

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.

The Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network was established through partnership efforts between the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is coordinated by the Center for Schools and Communities. The Network was formed to assist Pennsylvania’s schools with bullying prevention efforts, and to ensure these programs are based on relevant research and demonstrated best practices. This partnership continues to support and expand the Network by offering professional development opportunities, technical assistance and resource distribution.

Members of the Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Network have earned certification in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) and receive ongoing professional development on “best practices” in the field. The OBPP is one of 11 Blueprints for Violence Prevention programs which meet the strict scientific standard of program effectiveness. The program includes school, classroom and individual components, a school-wide survey, established rules against bullying behavior and intervention strategies for bullies, bystanders and victims.

The implementation of the OBPP begins with a certified trainer training a bullying prevention committee at your school. A student is survey is utilized to identify and address the bullying behavior occurring in the school building. Strategies for prevention and intervention are then developed in response to the identified needs. The trainer supports the committee as they implement the 3 components of this bullying prevention model. This comprehensive approach to bullying prevention involves the faculty, staff, student population and requires a strong commitment from administration and parent involvement.

To locate a trainer, please click on the Locate a Trainer link.

For further information on bullying prevention services, availability and costs, please contact a member of the Network at the Locate a Trainer link, or the Center for Safe Schools at (717) 763-1661.

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