Center for Schools and Communities develops issue papers and resource and best practice manuals on topics of interest to educators and child and family service professionals. Below are some of the products developed over recent years.


New Research Brief and Webinar

Recorded on November 19, 2015
Building Support for English Language Learners Webinar



Research Briefs

RB1: Understanding Implementation of Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

RB3: Bullying Behaviors in Pennsylvania Schools

RB4: Addressing Obesity in Rural Pennsylvania

RB5: Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in High Schools: A Review of Literature

RB6: Implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: How school administrators can improve program effectiveness

RB7: STEM in Out-of-School Time Programs

RB8: Building Support for English Language Learners



Practitioner Guides and Special Reports

Peer Abuse in Schools: Why it Matters and What Schools Can Do

Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit

The Pennsylvania Older Youth Out-of-School Time Study: Promising Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Older Youth

Engaging Youth in Career Programming During Out-of-School Time: Lessons for Program Design from a Study of Experienced Out-of-School Time Programs



White Papers

Integrating the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Pennsylvania

Integrating Bullying Prevention and Restorative Practices in Schools: Considerations for Practitioners and Policymakers