Bullying Prevention Specialist Training
Bullying is a difficult issue that students can face in any school, and school counselors are often the first person students or parents contact when bullying happens. Earn the ASCA Bullying Prevention Specialist designation to be best prepared to prevent bullying or intervene when bullying occurs. Thanks to a sponsorship by CyberBully Hotline, ASCA members can receive this designation for free if all training components are completed by June 30, 2014.
To earn the Bullying Prevention Specialist certificate, you will read/view the following materials and take a short quiz online about each to indicate mastery of the subject matter. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you will be required to write a curriculum action plan to address bullying prevention.
Book: The ABC's of Bullying Prevention: A Comprehensive Schoolwide Approach
, by Kenneth Shore, Psy.D.
Book: Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance
, by Barbara C. Trolley and Constance Hanel
Book: ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs
Standards: ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors
Webinar: Schoolwide Bully Prevention
Webinar: Stop Bullying Now! Campaign Resources
Journal article: Using Problem-Based Learning with Victims of Bullying Behavior
Journal article: School Counselors and the Cyberbully: Interventions and Implications
Journal article: How to Help a Bully: Recommendations for Counseling the Proactive Aggressor
Journal article: Identifying Victims of Bullying: Use of Counselor Interviews to Confirm Peer Nominations
Journal article: Empowering Students: Using Data to Transform a Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program
Journal article: Perceptions of Bullying and Associated Trauma During Adolescence?
Journal article: Bullying in Schools: School Counselors' Responses to Three Types of Bullying Incidents
Once you've completed the training, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing, pronouncing you a Bullying Prevention Specialist, as well as 5 CEU credits.
How to Get Started
1. Register now
to get started on the road to becoming a Bullying Prevention Specialist today. When you register, to be sure log in as a member to get the free registration. You may also purchase the books at the same time if needed. There are links to the two required books at the bottom of the registration page.
2. Read/view the above assignments. For the webinars some users may need to download the g2m4 codec to play archived webinar recordings.
While ASCA does not promote one particular way to watch the videos we have found that VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
) or Flip 4 Mac (http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/overview.htm
) play the videos better on Apple Products.
3. Take the quizzes on each book/article/webinar. To access the quizzes, log into the ASCA website, click on "My ASCA" and then click on "ASCA Quizzes." You must score 100 percent on each quiz to pass. You may take each quiz as many times as necessary. Please note, if you're working on a Mac, we recommend using Firefox or Google Chrome rather than Safari for best interface with the quiz software. Regardless of whether you're working on a Mac or PC, you'll want to make sure your browser software is the latest version for the best interface with the quiz software.
4. After completing all the quizzes on the readings and webinars, you must submit a bullying prevention curriculum action plan. Submit your action plan via the Bullying Prevention Action Plan quiz. It may be easier to create the action plan in the template
so that you can copy and paste into the quiz.
Your curriculum action plan will be reviewed, and, if acceptable, you will then receive your Bullying Prevention Specialist certificate. Please note, until your plan has been reviewed and approved, your submission will be marked with an "F" in the list of quizzes; do not be alarmed by this.
If your curriculum action plan isn't accepted, you will receive detailed feedback and will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit the plan. Please allow four-six weeks for review of your curriculum action plan. If you have already submitted your bullying prevention curriculum action plan via e-mail it will be reviewed that way; you do not need to resubmit it via the Bullying Prevention Action Plan quiz functionality.
Remember, you must complete all requirements (including taking the quizzes and submitting the curriculum action plan) by June 30, 2014, to receive this training at no charge (for members) thanks to CyberBully Hotline’s sponsorship. Your action plan, the final step, does not have to be approved by June 30, 2014, but it must be submitted by that date.
There are no additional charges for the Bullying Prevention Specialist Training unless you don't already own the required books and need to purchase those.