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Bullying and Cyber Bullying - training and presentations are designed to promote a safe school environment by increasing knowledge and attitude on reducing Bullying and Cyber Bullying; to provide resources to educate school staff and parents/caretakers on identifying, stopping and preventing Bullying and Cyber Bullying, and to raise student awareness. Trainings and presentations are available to staff, students, and parents in Orange County.


Conflict Resolution Services - provides conflict resolution training and support at no cost for public and private schools and community organizations. The trainings include: Elementary and Secondary Peer Conflict Mediation Coordinator Training, Elementary and Secondary PAL®  Peer Assistance Leadership Advisor Training, Elementary Conflict Resolution Teacher Training, and Secondary Conflict Resolution Student Training.

Crisis Response Network (CRN) - was developed to support school communities in crisis preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. CRN’s mission is to provide pre-incident training to school and community-based personnel to build capacity to respond in a structured and effective manner.   

Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Center (EADC) - The mission of OCDE’s Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Center (EADC) is to assist schools and programs to increase student achievement by acting as a data, information, and education policy hub primarily by providing accurate and relevant assessment, evaluation, and accountability needs with honesty, integrity, and efficiency. We offer a variety of services including student achievement reporting, testing and accountability results, county networks, program evaluation and determining program impacts, survey development, data collection, and technological assistance. Our staff includes specialists in quantitative and qualitative methods, educational research, assessment, and state and federal accountability. School-based Mental Health Services Evaluation Plan Evaluation of OCDE’s PEI School-based Violence Prevention Education Services will be performed by OCDE’s Evaluation, Assessment, and Data Center (EADC). This entity is an external evaluator using the United States Department of Education’s definition of having no managerial or implementation responsibilities for the program. The evaluation will include both formative and summative elements. Reports from the formative evaluation will be used to inform program stakeholders of strengths, challenges, and recommended modifications. Summative evaluation data will be collected and reported to program staff and to the Orange County Health Care Agency. Evaluation tools and methods for the OCDE’s VPE School-Based Services will be culturally appropriate for use with all students and families.  

Media Literacy - provides educational trainings and school wide assemblies to middle and high school students in Orange County. This program helps create a safe campus by educating students and staff on how they can be leaders and make a change against Bullying. Parents are also educated on the effects bullying has both at school and at home through social media. Parent trainings are provided on campus and are informed of the latest trends and websites their student is being exposed to and how they can prevent their son or daughter from cyber bullying.

Medical Officer Services - OCDE supports the programs of OCDE's School-based Violence Prevention Education Services and in support of school emergency preparedness efforts. He promotes the physical health and mental  well-being of county children from preschool through high school. An additional focus for the Medical Officer is prevention and treatment of student mental health problems. For more information contact Marc Lerner, M.D. at


The OC Safe from the Start (OCSFTS) - vision is to empower individuals, families, organizations, and communities to reduce children’s early exposure to violence and reinforce the belief that “Every Orange County Child Is My Concern.” This public health campaign is a comprehensive strategy to assist communities in reducing the impact of violence on children by utilizing curriculum targeted to raise awareness and educate parents on the severe impact of children’s early exposure to violence. Presentations and resources are available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi and Korean.  The initiative targets children ages 0 to 18 with an emphasis on children ages 0 to 5, who have been exposed to family, school and/or community violence.