Projects & Events
Invitation: Bullying Prevention Events

October 7, 2021



Dear Colleagues,


I wanted to let you know about some upcoming activities related to bullying prevention later this month. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and networks.


  1. On October 26, 2021, at 3 pm ET, the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is hosting an informational webinar on bullying awareness and prevention resources, tactics, and strategies to create safer school environments. This session will provide information and resources to the kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) school community. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.


  1. On October 27-28, 2021 the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will host an exciting event titled, Understanding and Preventing Youth Hate Crimes and Identity-based Bullying: A Virtual Symposium. This symposium will address important topics including current trends and research on identity-based bullying, cyberbullying, youth-related hate crimes, and how hate groups use social media and technology to reach, recruit, and radicalize youth. It will also provide programs and best practices  from experts in the field on how schools, families, law enforcement, and communities can work together to build protective factors in youth and help youth resist and disengage from extremist hate groups.

The website below has the link to register for the event



Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.