West Virginia now boasts thirteen professionals who are Provisionally Certified Trainer-Consultants in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Marshall University School Health Technical Assistance Center, using grant funds from the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health, hosted a training October 25 and 26 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. National trainers, June Jenkins and Lynne Gochenaur, facilitated the Trainer Certification Course.
The professionals who attended the training can now provide training and consultation to schools in West Virginia that want to implement the program. OBPP is widely recognized as an evidence-based program. These thirteen professionals have the opportunity to become nationally certified over the next two years.
Those in attendance included Tiffany Pittman, Crystal Criswell, Barri Faucett, Michelle Toman, Kenneth Birchfield, Anne Farmer, Peggy Stull, Autumn Wagoner, Rhonda Chuyka, JoAnn Tweeddale, Nathan Settle, Moriah Riggs, and Adam Short. This group represents multiple regions of the state.
For more information about the West Virginia Olweus Bullying Prevention Program or to arrange for training for your school, please contact us.