School-based Violence Prevention Education Services

2018 VPE Operations Manual Revised 01.26.18.pdf

Bullying/Cyber Bullying (Digital Citizenship) - 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. For more information, contact Victoria Johnson at

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. For more information, contact Elke Petras at

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. For more information contact, Mimi Marrocco at 

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.  

Anti-Bullying & Media Literacy - provides educational trainings and school wide assemblies to elementary, 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. For more information, contact Danny Carrillo at

The OC Safe from the Start (OCSFTS) - is a public health campaign that provides strategies to assist communities in reducing the impact of violence on children and adolescents by educating parents, educators, nurses, social workers, counselors, and community members. The strategies support a decrease in the number of youth who are exposed to violence, who may suffer from behavioral or cognitive difficulties, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Content is research-based with a focus on how exposure to violence impacts brain development. Most importantly, a message of HOPE is delivered through understanding brain development and learning how the brain can be rewired and healed. For more information, contact Victoria Johnson at