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Bullying Prevention Specialist 

School counselors recognize the need for all students to attend school in a safe, orderly and caring environment. To promote this type of environment, comprehensive school counseling programs should include anti-bullying/harassment and violence-prevention programs along with comprehensive conflict-resolution programs to foster a positive school climate. Prevention programs increase the opportunity for improved academic achievement, appropriate behavior, positive relationships, successful resolution of conflicts, safe school climate and increased attendance. Participating in prevention activities empowers and encourages students to take responsibility for their behavior and for the climate of their school and community.
School counselors play a critical role in the development of policies supporting a safe school environment, and they provide leadership to the school by assisting in the design and implementation of schoolwide anti-bullying/harassment, violence prevention and conflict-resolution activities and programs. Learn how to create a comprehensive bullying prevention program in your school that promotes a safe and positive learning environment for your students.
Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Explain the need for all students to attend safe, orderly and caring schools
  • Define and recognize bullying and describe its various forms, including the key differences between rudeness, mean behavior and bullying in schools
  • Describe best practices in bullying prevention and response
  • Include effective bullying prevention programs as a part of the comprehensive school counseling program
  • Recognize differentiated interventions are needed for bullying and resolving a conflict
  • Strategize how to collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents/guardians and the community to deliver prevention programs that encourage student growth and achievement and ensure a safe school climate
The Bullying Prevention Specialist training is $99 ($249 for nonmembers) and is equal to 5 CEUs/50 Contact Hours. Graduate credit is now available for individuals who purchase the Bullying Prevention Specialist Training (Second Edition). Click here for more information. 

Please note, access to all webinars, journal and magazine articles and quizzes is included in the registration price. Access is provided in your confirmation email. Books must be purchased separately.


If you purchased this training prior to Oct. 25, 2018, you can find your materials here
  • Book: ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs (third edition)
  • Book: Bullying and Cyberbullying: What Every Educator Needs to Know
  • Book: Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices
  • ASCA Position Statement: The School Counselor and the Promotion of Safe Schools through Conflict Resolution and Bullying/Harassment Prevention
  • Journal article: Evaluation of a Brief, School-Based Bullying Bystander Intervention for Elementary School Students
  • Journal article: School-Based Mental Health Professionals' Bullying Assessment Practices: A Call for Evidence-Based Bullying Assessment Guidelines
  • Journal article: Children's Tendency to Defend Victims of School Bullying 
  • Journal article: Preventing and Responding to Bullying: An Elementary School's 4-Year Journey 
  • Journal article: School Counselor Use of Peer Nominations to Identify Victims of Bullying 
  • Journal article: Ethnic Identity and Subjective Well-Being of Bully Participants
  • Journal article: Effectiveness of an Afterschool-Based Aggression Management Program for Elementary Students
  • Magazine article: Mean Girls and Rough Boys
  • Webinar: Rude, Mean or Bullying
  • Webinar: Bullying Prevention: Move From Awareness to Action
  • Webinar: Schoolwide Bully Prevention
  • Podcast: TED Talk- To this day…for the bullied and beautiful 
  • Podcast: TED Talk- When online shaming goes too far
  • Podcast: TED Talk- How I turn negative online comments into positive offline conversations
How to Get Started
  1. Register here to sign up for the Bullying Prevention Specialist Training. 
  2. Read/view the above assignments. 
  3. Take your exams to indicate mastery of the subject matter. To access your exams, log in to the ASCA website and click on "My ASCA."  Then click on My Profile. From your My Profile page, click on the “Purchases” tab at the top, then click on “Exams” on the left. Your ASCA U Specialist Course and its affiliated exams will be listed in the center of your screen. Click on “Details” then “Take Quiz” to begin taking and passing your exams.
  4. Once you successfully pass all course exams by correctly answering every question, you can view and download a record of your education credits by going to your “Account” tab at the top of your profile and clicking on the “Education Credits” on the left. A certificate suitable for framing with arrive in the mail within 4-6 weeks.