The Role of the School Climate Team

The Role of the School Climate Team (formerly known as Teasing and Bullying) directly addresses the 2011 Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights (ABR) law, which requires each school to establish a school safety/climate team and appoint an anti-bullying specialist. The primary focus of the training is the importance of creating a positive school climate and culture, the development of a school-wide approach and how to proactively combat bullying. Each participant will receive the Foundation’s anti-bullying curriculum which focuses on the essential lessons a school needs to teach all its students to help prevent bullying and support a more positive school climate.

This program is FREE for educators. In person trainings are from 9am-3pm and offer 5.5 professional development credits. Virtual trainings are 3 hours at various times and offer 3 professional development credits.  Please visit our Events Page to see our current offerings.

All in person trainings max out at 30 participants and virtual trainings at 60 participants. To be put on a wait list for a training, please click here.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility please contact Jessica Taube, [email protected] or 732-937-7523


PLEASE NOTE: Registration links will be released approximately two months prior to training dates. To be the first to learn about upcoming trainings, sign up for our educator email list.

What attendees had to say…

“This was a comprehensive seminar on building a positive school climate. We were able to collaborate with other professionals from across New Jersey. I cannot wait to implement the strategies and ideas I gained from today. [The trainers] are knowlegable and such fantasic presenters. So engaging.”

Kerry Mullay

Special Education Teacher

“This workshop inspired me to be passionate about the importance of school climate and the consistent implementation of positive climate programs.”

Jason Osborn

English Teacher

“This is my third time attending this New Jersey Bar workshop. Each time I have been able to take away new and informative information that enhances my knowledge as the Anti-Bullying Specialist.”


Anti-Bullying Specialist

In-District Training Programs offered by NJPSA

The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and the New Jersey State Bar Foundation are proud to share a mutual commitment to improving climate and culture in our schools. Through their professional learning division, the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), they are pleased to offer an extended in-district training program, “Understanding the Real Role of the School Climate Team,” which complements the Bar Foundation’s efforts in this critical area.

This program examines the role of the School Climate Team in developing, fostering, and maintaining a positive school climate. The program is also available as an on-line course. FEA also offers sessions on creating a positive adult climate. The team at FEA will custom design in-district school climate training programs for staff and the community, as well as provide coaching to support your school’s efforts to build safe and productive school environments.

Please call Christy Stoehr at the NJPSA at 609-860-1200 for more information.

Bullying Prevention Guide: Six Essential Lessons Handouts

A resource for educators who have attended The Role of the Climate Team training at the Bar Foundation.

Elementary School Handouts

Middle School Handouts

High School Handouts

Bullying Prevention Guide Hyperlinks



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We understand that things happen that might prevent you from attending a workshop for which you are registered. You may cancel your registration at any time up to the morning of the training by simply emailing [email protected] or by calling 732-937-7523 in order to prevent being placed on the “No Show” list.

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