Conference Presentations

Dec 2, 2014, Virginia Strengthening Connections Climate Forum. Midlothian, VA.
School Climate and Safety in Virginia High Schools: Perceptions of Students and Teachers

Nov 19, 2014, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
Authoritative School Climate as a Protective Factor

Nov 8, 2014, 17th Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Testing. Boston, MA.
Student Threat Assessment: Not Your Father’s Risk Assessment

October 31, 2014, Commonwealth Center Symposium on Children’s Mental Health. Waynesboro, VA.
The Value of Collaboration and Engagement: Threat Assessment as a Violence Prevention Strategy

July 18, 2014, XXIst International Society for Research on Aggression World Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Prevalence of Aggressive Attitudes and Student Willingness to Report Threats of Violence in Middle Schools

July 18, 2014, XXIst International Society for Research on Aggression World Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Aggressive Attitudes and Prevalence of Bullying Bystander Behaviors in Middle Schools

July 17, 2014, XXIst International Society for Research on Aggression World Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Authoritative School Climate and Peer Victimization

July 12, 2014, 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Paris, France.
School Climate and Bullying Research in the USA

May 12, 2014, Annual Virginia Prevention Conference. Richmond, VA.
Virginia School Climate Survey: Findings on the Prevention of Bullying

May 7, 2014, Presentation for the Progressive Schools Association of Gurgaon. Delhi, India.
Good Schools Are Like Good Parents: Demanding, But Supportive

May 1, 2014, Confronting Family and Community Violence: The Intersection of Law and Psychology, Conference of the American Psychological Association and American Bar Association. Washington, DC.
Prevention of Youth Violence in Schools

April 9, 2014, Building capacity to reduce bullying and its impact on youth across the life course: A workshop. Institute of Medicine and National Research Council Conference. Washington, DC.
School Policies on Bullying

April 1, 2014, Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety Threat Assessment Conference. Richmond, VA.
School Climate Research and Student Aggression

March 31, 2014, Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety Threat Assessment Conference. Richmond, VA.
Student Threat Assessment in Virginia Public Schools: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

February 28, 2014, Key characteristics of a safe and welcoming school climate. Keynote address for Third Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference. College of Education, University of Georgia. Athens, GA
Safe and Welcoming School Climate

February 28, 2014, Student threat assessment as a violence prevention strategy. Invited lecture for Third Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference. College of Education, University of Georgia. Athens, GA
Student Threat Assessment as a Violence Prevention Strategy

November 21, 2013, 31st Annual Crime Victims’ Issues Conference, Virginia Victim Assistance Network. Virginia Beach, VA
Threat Assessment in the School/Campus Setting

November 8, 2013, School Safety Leadership Symposium. Destin, FL
School Violence: Fears versus facts

November 8, 2013, School Safety Leadership Symposium. Destin, FL
The Importance of the Evaluation of Student Threats

October 24, 2013, Fall Conference, Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania. State College, PA
Student Threat Assessment

October 23, 2013, Bernreuter Lecture, College of Education, Penn State University. State College, PA
Student Threat Assessment as a School Violence Prevention Strategy

October 19, 2013, International Association of Chiefs of Police. Philadelphia, PA
School Safety Trends and Threat Assessment

October 10, 2013, Annual Conference of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention. State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Student Threat Assessment and the Prevention of School Violence

August 5, 2013 APA National Convention. Honolulu, Hawaii
Prevalence and Characteristics of Multiple Casualty Homicides

August 3, 2013 APA National Convention. Honolulu, Hawaii
Principal Attitudes Regarding Zero Tolerance and Racial Disparities in School Suspension

June 19, 2013 Bullying Research Network Think Tank. Santa Barbara, CA
Bullying and school climate

April 17, 2013 Council of Educational Facility Planners International. Southeast Regional Conference. White Sulphur Springs, WV
School safety: Fears versus facts

January 22, 2013, Congressional Youth Violence Prevention Summit. Washington DC
We can prevent gun violence

January 10, 2013 Closing the School Discipline Gap, Research to Practice national conference, Washington, DC
Student threat assessment as a method of reducing student suspensions

September 6, 2012 Bridgewater College. Bridgewater, Virginia
Authoritative school discipline and zero tolerance: Questions of fairness and effectiveness

August 20, 2012 Page County Public Schools Convocation. Luray, Virginia
Good schools are like good parents

July 30, 2012 DCJS School Safety Conference. Hampton, Virginia
Good schools are like good parents: Demanding, but supportive

July 17, 2012 Workshop Aggression. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

June 20, 2012, Bullying Prevention State Conference. Charlottesville, Virginia
The Assessment of School Climate and the Identification of Victims of Bullying

March 17, 2012 American Psychology-Law Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico
A randomized controlled study of student threat assessment

February 22, 2012 National Association of School Psychologists. Philadelphia, PA
Workshop handouts for Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence

August 6, 2011 American Psychological Association presentation. Washington, DC
The relationship of school structure and support to suspension rates for Black and White high school students

2011 APA Poster Presentations. Washington, DC

August 2, 2011 School and Campus Safety Training Forum. Hampton, Virginia
Authoritative Schools

April 7, 2010 Les États Généraux de la Sécurité À L’École: Comprendre, Prévenir, Agir. Paris, France
Violence Prevention in American Schools

March 30, 2010 Parent Symposium. Mooresville, North Carolina
Bullying and School Safety: Fears vs Facts

March 20, 2010 Staff Training Program, Mooresville Graded School District. Mooresville, North Carolina
Violence Prevention in Schools

November 8, 2009 Workshop on Student Threat Assessment. Berlin, Germany
The Virginia Model for Student Threat Assessment

November 7, 2009 Keynote at XIV Workshop Aggression. Berlin, Germany
Prevention of School Shootings in the United States

October 23, 2009 Presentation at Virginia Psychological Association Fall Conference. Richmond, Virginia
Findings from the Virginia High School Safety Study

August 3, 2009 Presentation at the Governor’s Campus Preparedness Conference. Richmond, Virginia
College Threat Assessment as a Violence Prevention Strategy

July 28, 2009 Presentation at the School and Campus Safety Training Forum. Hampton Roads, Virginia
Recommended Practices for Virginia College Threat Assessment

June 22, 2009 Presentation at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium. Stockholm, Sweden
Preventing lethal school violence: The American experience. What we know about school shootings & promising preventive approaches

2003-2008 Archived Presentations

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