PARC, Prevention of Aggression Resource Center, Educators and Professionals

Psychology Students with Erie Day School students photo PARC provides research-supported resources for students, educational professionals, families and communities. Our curricula are tailored for elementary, middle, and high-school aged students and address relational and physical aggression and cyberbullying. The services offered by PARC include the following: in-service training for faculty and administrators, assemblies for your students at your school, training programs for your students at our office, unique train-the-trainer programs for student mentors, faculty and staff, research and survey services to collect data about students, faculty and parents, and presentations on peer victimization for parents and the community. Many of our services are offered as free or low-cost to K-12 educators.

Addressing Bullying and Cyberbullying - This article explains the role of those in clinical practice in preventing and addressing bullying/cyber bullying.

Handling Bullying, Cyberbullying in Your Practice - This article explains the role of pediatric physicians in preventing and addressing bullying/cyber bullying.

Practical Ways to Reduce In-School & Online Bullying - This article explains the purpose of MARC and give advice to educators on recognizing victimization by bullying and cyber bullying.

Editorial for the Special Issue on Cyberbullying - This article explains how the changes in communication through new technologies are increasing the ways children are getting harassed.

Cyberbullying Victimization and Behaviors Among Girls: Applying Research Findings in the Field - This article explains the trends in female based bullying/ cyber bullying.

On the Front Lines: Educating Teachers about Bullying and Prevention Methods - This article explains the examination of whether or not a group of teachers can recognize the signs of cyber bullying, and whether or not they are prepared to intervene.

Reducing Bullying and Cyberbullying - This article lists steps on how to be aware and prevent bullying.

Bullying and cyberbullying: Beneath the radar no more - This article explains that there are groups and organizations that the students can call to help get rid of bullying by helping both the bully and the victim.

Cyberbullying and Information Exposure: User-Generated content in Post-Secondary Education - This article describes the expansion of bullying through means of technological advances.

Cyberbullying & Bullying in Massachusetts: Frequency & Motivations - This article shows the major findings of the studies by MARC in the years 2006-08.

Just Turn The Darn Thing Off: Understanding Cyberbullying - This article explains MARC’s aggressive and innovative approach to researching and addressing both bullying and cyberbullying.

Is Bullying a Junior Hate Crime? Implications for Interventions - This article compares and contrast hate crimes and bullying.

When Should You Hesitate to Mediate? - This article describes the inability to mediate and negotiate conflicts between bully and victim.

Top 50 Dot-Edu Resources for School Counselors -  This site helps school counselors learn about different issues among the students. It offers information about student health on a physical and psychological level.

Seattle Middle School Cyber Curriculum - This site provides a series of lessons regarding cyberbullying. This site offers manuals for teachers, student activities, and information for school counselors as well.

ADL Curriculum - This site describes the misuse of technology for purposes such as harassment and bullying. It provides educators with the tools required to increase cyberbullying awareness - This site includes research and victim stories about cyberbullying. It offers resources for educators, parents, and teens to help them deal with cyberbullying.

Keys to Safer Schools - This site is used as a way to provide information and experiences about bullying to the world. It offers a chance for parents, teachers, or children to tell the story of their experiences of being bullied or of witnessing someone being bullied.

Stop Cyberbullying - This site promotes the “Stop Cyberbullying” campaign in attempts to stop cyberbullying. It provides a way for children to provide student peer support in schools and provides “How To?” information for parents and teachers