4061.0 Bullying and Violence Prevention in Schools

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Bullying and violence continue to pose a danger to students and educators in schools and colleges across America. Presentations in this session will include results of a population-base study of 26,000 randomly selected Minnesota teachers done to determine the association of the efficacy of violence prevention training to the physical assault of school teachers; findings from a study with Baltimore high school students utilizing concept mapping undertaken to create a conceptual framework with studentsí input to identify aspects of the school environment for preventing school violence; summary of a study carried out in Indiana to examine types of bullying, the spectrum of involvement, and the impact of bullying on those involved; description of ERASE (Everyone is Responsible for a Safe Environment) -- a school violence prevention program for elementary and middle schools in Oklahoma that recruits university students to act as facilitators for the program; and, the outcomes of a survey administered through the Office of Womenís Affairs and Campus Advocacy Network (OWA) at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) conducted to investigate studentís (N= 1886) attitudes and behaviors regarding sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and student reactions as-by-sanders to such behaviors.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss the results of a population base study of 26,000 Minnesota educators conducted to determine the relations of the efficacy of violence prevention training to the physical assault of school teachers; (2) Articulate the results from the Baltimore City high school studentsí study utilizing concept mapping as a framework to identify aspects of the school environment in preventing school violence; (3) Identify the results of an Indiana study done to examine bullying, determine the impact of bullying to those involved, and assess bullying prevention programs; (4) Describe the evaluation results of the Oklahoma state-wide ERASE Program on violence prevention for elementary and middle school students; and (5) Discuss the results of a University of Illinois-Chicago survey done to assess studentsí attitudes and behaviors on sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and their reactions as bystanders to such behaviors.

8:30 AM
Social Norms antiviolence survey and the beginnings of a social norms poster campaign at the University of IL at Chicago
Renisha M. Campbell, MPH, Aarati Kasturirangan, MA, Rebecca Gordon, Ed D and Paul Schewe, Ph D
8:45 AM
Occupational Physical Assault and Violence Prevention Training: The Minnesota Educators' Study
Nancy M. Nachreiner, PhD, MPH, Susan G. Gerberich, PhD, Andrew D. Ryan, MS, Patricia M. McGovern, PhD, MPH, Denise M. Feda, PhD, Starr K. Sage, MPH, Mindy S. Geisser, MS, Timothy R. Church, PhD, Gavin D. Watt, BS and Steven J. Mongin, MS
9:00 AM
Implementation and evaluation of a violence prevention program: ERASE
Steven A. Sternlof, PhD, James Fisher, BS, Barbara Terral, MA, Jeffrey Jones, BA and Lauren Johnson
9:30 AM
Comprehending school bullying and current interventions: Research for Clarian Health of Indiana
Emily K. Lynch, Jennifer Alyea, Ramzi Nimry, Stephanie Berry, Sarah Ketterer, MPH CHES and Joan Henkle, DNS, RN

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing