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OBPP Implementation in a Special Education Setting

This online session was originally held on November 17, 2011 as part of the Center for Safe Schools 2011-2012 Third Thursday Series.

This Center for Safe Schools 2011-2012 Third Thursday Series event, supported with funding from the Highmark Foundation, was offered to provide a basic overview of the unique challenges a special education setting presents, how to identify strategies for empowering victims and bystanders, and how to implement anti-bullying programs in a special education setting.

The session was facilitated by Sharon Greene. Sharon is the Director of Outreach for the NHS Human Services Schools and brings fourteen years of experience in working with students with disabilities, and tailoring programs that help students succeed in a special education setting. She is also a certified trainer for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).

The presentation was designed to help participants to:

  • Identify basic characteristics of students with Aspergers Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (NOS) that make them more susceptible to the negative influences of bullying.
  • Recognize strategies for changing classroom culture in order to prevent bullying.
  • Review strategies for empowering victims and bystanders of bullying incidents.
  • Identify steps to implementing an anti-bullying program in a special education setting.

Following a 30-minute presentation, participants will have the opportunity to meet online with a Pennsylvania Olweus Technical Assistance Consultant (OTAC) to obtain general support with implementation issues related to the OBPP. 



View the recorded online presentation

Presentation Slides (PDF format)

Participant Guide (PDF format)

Question and Answer Compilation (PDF format)

NOTE: In order to view the recorded presentation, you must have the Blackboard Collaborate Java application downloaded to your personal computer. There is no cost to download the software. To configure your computer, visit the Blackboard Collaborate support page