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Do you have a child aged 12-17 who has experienced cyberbullying in the past year?

Pitt + ME, the research arm of the University of Pittsburgh, has a new study that might interest you….

The imHere4U Research Study is enrolling children ages 12-17 who have experienced cyberbullying in the past year.

If your child has disclosed being cyberbullied to a parent or trusted adult, he/she may be able to participate in a study to improve coping and reduce the mental health impacts of cyberbully.

If you are interested, please visit:

Study Design:
Children ages 12-17, along with parent

Duration: Up to 4 visits in one year
Location: By phone or video call
Compensation: Yes
Principle Researcher: Candice Biernesser, PhD, LCSW

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Calling all parents of teens and pre-teens….

Watch this short video about Bark to learn more about keeping your kids safer online! Then sign up for free at Pennyslvania parents–go to  to learn how you can try Bark free for a year!
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Increased gun violence risk among bullied students

The Nation’s Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association reports on a study published July 3 by the University of Washington School of Public Health in the Journal of Adolescent Health about the relationship between bullying and gun violence. Researchers used data from the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey…
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CHPDP will be hosting School Health Conference in September

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a school health conference on Tuesday September 27 and Wednesday September 28, in Washington, PA. This free conference “School Health is Academic” features many important school health topics and speakers.  Tuesday is a pre-conference day with 3 breakout sessions to choose from. The conference is geared towards school…
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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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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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