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Online Webinar to Feature the Author of CHPDP’s Bullying Prevention Bibliography

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., “Fostering Cultural Competence: Using Children’s Literature to Talk About Difficult Issues in K-12 Classrooms,” a live online learning session for educators will be held. Supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, this session will be presented by Nancy L. Mullin, MEd author of Using…
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CHPDP’s Manager Featured in Local Newspaper!

Shiryl Barto was recently featured in the Somerset Daily American for her important contributions to the bullying prevention field. Ms. Barto was selected from a pool of many nominations to receive this special recognition. The CHPDP staff has long known of Shiryl’s dedication and tireless work in this field, and we are so pleased that many others…
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Spring Bullying Prevention Workshop featuring Stan Davis!

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Bullying Prevention workshop on April 14, 2015 at the Edgewood Country Club, Churchill, PA. This training is for Allegheny County based school and community mental health and law enforcement professionals. Stan Davis, renowned speaker, author, and bullying prevention trainer…
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2014 IBPA Conference

Karla Joyce-Good and Allison Messina were pleased to present the CHPDP’s work at the 2014 annual International Bullying Prevention Association’s(IBPA) conference held this past November in San Diego, CA.  This year the CHPDP was selected to present on three separate areas of their bullying prevention work. These presentations included an interactive session on the CHPDP’s newly released…
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New Bullying Prevention Resource Now Available

The CHPDP is pleased to announce our latest resource, “Using Literature to Promote Cultural Competence: A Bullying Prevention Companion Bibliography, Vol 2 written by Nancy Mullen, M.Ed. This Bibliography is a must have for anyone who works with students, especially classroom teachers, bullying prevention trainers, and youth group workers. It includes over 200 listings of student…
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Are you a law enforcement or mental health professional working in Allegheny county schools? Do you want to learn how to make your school a better place?

If so, register for a free one day bullying prevention training sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention on October 22, 2014 at the Edgewood Country Club. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge and practical training on how to identify children who have been bullied and what specific support they can provide to…
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The CHPDP is pleased to announce our newest doctor!

On August 20, 2014, Diana Schroeder successfully defended her capstone project, “Improving the Assessment of Pain in the Post Total Joint Replacement Patient Population: A Nursing-Directed Intervention,” for her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Diana currently serves as the Co-Director, for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, at Windber Research Institute, as…
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CHPDP Receives Grant From The Hunt Foundation

The CHPDP is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Hunt Foundation to offer free bullying prevention trainings and technical assistance to school based mental health professionals and school resource officers (SROs) in Allegheny County. Through this grant, the CHPDP will conduct two one-day bullying prevention workshops, host two online learning…
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Continuation of International Collaboration

In May, CHPDP staff, Dr. Masiello and Charvonne Holliday, and Dr. Ricci, from the University of Pittsburgh, will travel to Brescia, Italy, to continue working on an international health initiative. The team is collaborating with Spedali Civili di Brescia to evaluate a clinical health promotion initiative implemented to improve health outcomes and medication usage of…
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CHPDP Presents at International Bullying Prevention Association Annual Conference

On November 11, 2013, CHPDP had the honor of presenting several workshops at the International Bullying Prevention Association’s Annual Conference, held in Nashville Tennessee.  The following is a brief overview of the CHPDP presentations: Allison Messina presented a workshop entitled:  Estimating the Cost Benefit of Bullying Prevention in your School; Preventing Student Withdrawal Adds to…
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