Harassment, Cyberbullying, Bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention 

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that all students applying for certification as of December 31, 2013 have 6 hours of coursework or training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. As mandated by NYSED, this training consists of a 3-hour online portion and a 3-hour face-to-face portion. The University at Buffalo Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention is an approved provider of this training.

COVID-19 Information Related to DASA Training Workshops

The second half, 3 hour face-to-face, portion of the DASA Training sessions will take place online as per accomodations made by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Please see statement below. This accomodation will continue through Spring 2021 at which time we will reassess. Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.

Statement from NYSED:  To allow DASA training to continue, all approved DASA training providers, and institutions of higher education that include the DASA training in their educator preparation program curricula, may offer the DASA training entirely online during the time period of the state of emergency in New York State for the COVID-19 virus. 

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Steps to Complete This Training Through the Alberti Center

  1. Register and pay: Click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page to register and pay for the training.
  2. Online session (Part One): Complete Part One (3 hours) of the 6-hour online training session. 
  3. Online session (Part Two): You will receive access, via an email from the Alberti Center, to Part Two once you have successfully completed Part One. Complete Part Two (3 hours) of the 6-hour online training session. * This portion of the training was previously offered face-to-face but has been transitioned to online during the current state of emergency.
  4. Certificate of completion: Receive a certificate of completion from the Alberti Center once you have successfully completed Parts One and Two.
  5. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will receive an electronic copy of your Certificate of Completion from us, to be entered in the "Workshops" section of your TEACH account following the deadline at the end of the month in which you submit your information.

  1. Register and pay: Click on the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page to register and pay for the training.
  2. Online training session: Complete the 3-hour online training session at least 24 hours before the face-to-face session.
  1. Face-to-face training session: Complete the 3-hour face-to-face training session on the date selected during registration.
  2. Certificate of completion: Receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the face-to-face training session (for UB students, the completion of this training will be listed on the official transcript).

Upcoming Training Sessions

COVID-19 Update: The dates below represent the deadline for completing the entire 6-hour training online. There will be a maximum of 50 registrants allowed for each date. You will receive access to Part One (3-hours) when you register, and access to Part Two (3-hours) once you have successfully completed Part One. Please allow 1-2 business days for this.
*IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an email for Part Two within 1-2 business days of completing Part One, please check your spam/junk folders for correspondence from the Alberti Center and "Mark as Not Junk" to receive our messages in your Inbox.
  • December 31, 2020
  • January 31, 2021
  • February 28, 2021
  • March 31, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • May 28, 2021

We are currently in the process of setting up a new website for the training we offer. Registration dates will open upon completion of the new site. We are hoping to be able to accept new students as soon as June 1, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update this page as soon as possible.

If you need this training immediately, and cannot wait until June, you can find a list of other NYSED DASA approved providers here

Registration Information

Cost: $75

Registration deadline: Registration for each face-to-face training session will close at least one week in advance or when the course capacity has been reached.

COVID-19 Update: Registration will close when we reach a maximum of 50 registrants for any given completion date.

Changes to your face-to-face training session date must be completed at least 2 weeks in advance and are subject to the availability of open seats. Complete cancellations must also be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the face-to-face training and before the online training has been accessed to be eligible for a refund.