Research In Action

Research In Action

preventing bullying in schools
Registration Now Open for Bullying Prevention Webinar
October 6, 2021

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) is hosting a free webinar entitled "Is That Really Bullying? How to Tell and What Schools Can Do" for teachers, school staff, and school administrators. Continuing education hours will be offered.

Bullying is a damaging and pervasive issue facing schools. In 2019, about 1 in 5 students, ages 12-18, reported being bullied at school during the school year. Additionally, between 42.7% and 66.4% of students, in grades 4-12, report having witnessed bullying.

Bullying is defined as repeated, intentional aggressive behavior toward someone with less social and/or physical power. Students involved with bullying can experience emotional harm, physical injury, and academic challenges. Despite its frequency and severity, bullying is often overlooked by adults due to limited student reporting or school staff’s beliefs that students can handle the situations independently. Importantly, due to the power imbalance between the individual(s) who bully, and the individual(s) being bullied, adult intervention is critical to end bullying.

This webinar will educate attendees so that they understand the issue of bullying, know how to recognize it, and how to help individuals involved in bullying.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what bullying is and is not, myths about bullying, and the importance of bullying prevention programs in schools

  • Understand the forms that bullying can take, including cyber, child roles of involvement, and the impact on school climate

  • Learn best practice strategies for how school staff can help their students involved in ongoing conflicts and bullying

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:30-5:00 PM EST

Moderator & Presenter

Brooke Paskewich, PsyD

Director of Operations for School-Based Bullying and Social Emotional Learning and Research Scholar at CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention


Ann L. Perepezko, MSW, LSW

School Intervention Coach at CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention

Tracy E. Waasdorp, PhD, MEd

Director of Research for School-Based Bullying and Social Emotional Learning and Research Scholar at CHOP’s Center for Violence Prevention, Research Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine


Click here for more information and to register.


2 Pennsylvania ACT 48 Hours

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved provider of Pennsylvania ACT 48 hours.

**NOTE: If you are interested in receiving PA ACT 48 hours, you must log on to the webinar as an individual and complete the post-webinar evaluation. Those who view the webinar as a group will not be eligible to receive credit.