Associate Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Mental Health; Social and Emotional Development
Stephanie Fredrick, PhD, NCSP is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Broadly, her research aims to investigate the relations among bullying behavior and social-emotional well-being among youth and how schools, families, and communities can prevent bullying and promote protective factors and resiliency among youth. Bullying behavior is complex and involves children's individual characteristics and larger social contexts; thus, her research program is grounded in the social-ecological framework. Dr. Fredrick is especially interested in school-based preventative and protective factors, including social support, school climate, and social-emotional learning practices. More recently, her research has focused cyberbullying prevention, media use, and digital citizenship skills. Another focus of her research focuses on evidence-based assessment of social-emotional behavior, including universal social-emotional screening in schools.