2018 Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2018
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)

April 11

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Pre-Conference

Speakers: Jan Urbanski and Jan Riese
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a comprehensive, system-wide approach designed to reduce and prevent bullying in elementary, middle, and high schools. The Olweus Program includes school-wide, classroom, individual, and community strategies that provide a framework for creating a safe and positive school climate. It is one of the most well-known and researched bullying prevention programs in the world and has been proven to reduce bullying among students, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than a dozen countries around the world, and in thousands of schools in the United States.

Both those implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program as well as those new to school-wide bullying prevention will benefit from this interactive pre-conference workshop that will provide key information about bullying and explain how schools and community organizations can create safe, healthy environments where bullying is less likely to happen. Participants will learn how the Olweus program incorporates what researchers and practitioners have identified as best practices in bullying prevention and intervention and how successful implementation can establish a culture of inclusion and respect.


Session 1:8:30 – 10 a.m.Program Research; The Global Perspective of OBPP
BREAK10 – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2:10:15 – 11:45 a.m.How OBPP Components Incorporate Best Practices in Bullying Prevention
LUNCH12 – 1 p.m.
Session 3:1:15 – 3 p.m.Creating a School Climate that Doesn’t Allow Bullying to Happen
BREAK3 – 3:15 p.m.
Session 4: 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.Strategies for Effective OBPP Implementation