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​Bullying Prevention Resource

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office for Safe Schools coordinates school safety and security programs, collection of the annual school violence statistics, coordination of antiviolence efforts, and development of policies and strategies to combat school violence. The office supports and provides technical assistance and professional development programs in the following areas and security-related activities to support school safety: crisis intervention, school police training, violence prevention, and social/emotional wellness and safety provides services to all local school entities.

The Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number available to school staff, students and parents across the Commonwealth. The consultation line offers discussion of effective strategies and resources available to deal with school-based bullying. 866-716-0424

Resources:

PDE, Office for Safe Schools

Bullying Prevention Resources

  • PA Bullying Prevention Toolkit
  • Bullying Prevention STAR Document
  • Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
  • Understanding Bullying

Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention- resources and online professional development

Center for Safe Schools – Resources and online webinars

PACER – Bullying and harassment of students with disabilities

Stop Bullying.Gov - A federal government initiative managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Additional Support

PA Special Education ConsultLine: 1-800-879-2301

PDE, Office for Safe Schools
Carol Kuntz, Director 717-783-6469

PDE, Bullying Prevention  717-214-4391
Mary Dolan c-mdolan@pa.gov

PDE, School Climate Surveys & Social Emotional Learning
Pamela Emery  c-pemery@pa.gov

PDE, Social Emotional Learning & School Climate Leadership Initiative
Stacie Molnar-Main  c-smolnarm@pa.gov

PDE, Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Joseph Loccisano  jloccisano@pa.gov

PDE, Bureau of Special Education: 717-783-6134

PDE, Office of Chief Counsel: 717-787-5500

PA Human Relations Commission (PHRC): 717-787-9780

Education Law Center:

Philadelphia  215-238-6970
Pittsburgh  412-258-2120

Educator Misconduct Complaint Form

Local Law Enforcement

County level mental health services

GLSEN

Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255 

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