About Us

The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes and behaviors of educators, parents, students and society.

1/22/18
A generous gift from Graduate School of Education alumna Jean Alberti (PhD '70, Educational Psychology) established the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence (Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention) at the University at Buffalo. The center was introduced to the public on April 27, 2010, through its symposium, "Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence" and was officially launched in July of 2011, when Amanda Nickerson, PhD, became the inaugural director.
1/23/18
The mission of the Alberti Center is to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes, and behaviors of educators, parents, students, and society. The center will be a national resource on the prevention of bullying and other forms of school violence among school children, as well as provide research and information that address these behaviors.
9/28/18
Jean Alberti, PhD, has had a multi-faceted career but always with an education component. Like many women of her generation, she began her career as a teacher, teaching 5th and 6th grade students in the Maryvale and Sweet Home school districts before deciding to pursue a doctoral degree in educational psychology at the University at Buffalo.
1/29/18
Amanda Nickerson is the inaugural director of the Alberti Center and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology. Her research focuses on preventing and intervening with school crises, violence, and bullying. She has also researched the critical role of schools, parents, and peers in promoting social-emotional strengths of children and adolescents. Amanda has written 4 books, 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has conducted over 200 presentations. As a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, she is committed to translating research into effective prevention and intervention practices that promote youth strengths.
10/30/18
The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York is pleased to announce an early career award competition in support of our mission to reduce bullying abuse in schools and in the community by contributing knowledge and providing evidence-based tools to effectively change the language, attitudes and behaviors of educators, parents, students and society.
1/23/18
The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
1/22/18
The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
1/24/18
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Our Services and Research

1/25/18
The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention serves a variety of groups with specific needs. Students applying for certification, teachers already in schools, and parents require different services all focused on one goal: bullying prevention. Our services provided aim to equip educators and parents with the knowledge and tools to bring about successful change in schools and at home.  
1/25/18
The Alberti Center is a national resource on the prevention of bullying and other forms of school violence among school children, as well as a source of research projects, publications and information that address these behaviors.