St. Louis, MO - The CyberBully Hotline, a leader in anonymous bully reporting in US schools, and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) announced today the two organizations have partnered to help stop the increased number of bullying incidences in U.S. schools by offering a new Bully Prevention Specialist Training Program.
“The pervasive nature of bullying in our schools is unimaginable. When we created this anonymous reporting tool more than two years ago, it has been and will continue to be our goal to stop bullying, period,” said Paul Langhorst, chief marketing officer at the CyberBully Hotline. “By partnering with ASCA on this new prevention program, we are giving school counselors the much needed training and support to prevent bullying from happening in our learning communities.”
With underwriting support from the CyberBully Hotline, the Bully Prevention Specialist program is free to ASCA members and will help school counselors gain valuable knowledge to prevent, recognize, respond to, and eliminate incidences of bullying from their school. Dr. Richard Wong, ASCA Executive Director said, “ASCA is very excited to partner with the CyberBully Hotline to help stop bullying in our schools. Because of this partnership, ASCA members can access training based on the most up-to-date research on this very important topic.”
Participants will earn five IACET-accredited CEUs (equal to 50 contact hours) upon completion of the program which requires taking short online quizzes to indicate mastery of the subject matter and writing a curriculum action plan which addresses bullying prevention in your school.
For more information about the CyberBully Hotline, go to cyberbullyhotline.com or call 1-800-420-1479. For more information on ASCA, go to schoolcounselor.org or call (703) 683-2722.
About CyberBully Hotline
The CyberBully Hotline, named Best New Product by Tech & Learning Magazine in 2012, is an industry-leading bullying and incident reporting software program used by schools nationwide to facilitate anonymous communications which can help keep schools safer. The CyberBully Hotline is a service of SchoolReach, a national leader in K-12 school notification and communications technology solutions.
About American School Counselor Association
ASCA is the foundation that expands the image and influence of professional school counselors through advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change. ASCA empowers professional school counselors with the knowledge, skills, linkages and resources to promote student success in the school, the home, the community and the world.