Two Presentations with My Research Assistants at the ‘American Psychological Association’ on 7/31 in Honolulu, HI

School Administration’s Role in Preventing School Violence: Strategies for Promoting School Connectedness

Volungis, A. M., Truong, D. T., & Whittle, D. S., & Liu, S. (2013, July). School administration’s role in preventing school violence:  Strategies for promoting school connectedness. Poster presented at the 121st annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

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Media’s Role in Promoting School Violence: A Proposed Social-Cultural Learning Model

Volungis, A. M., Truong, D. T., Angelone, J., Liu, S., & Whittle, D. S. (2013, July). Media’s role in promoting school violence: A proposed social-cultural learning model. Poster presented at the 121st annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Few would argue that school violence is not a sociocultural concern in the United States.  Although always considered a topic of concern, public awareness significantly increased after the high profile shootings in the 1990s due to extensive media coverage.  The thought of such acts of violence occurring in “our own schools” brought to the forefront a frightening reality.  Due to widespread media coverage and possible obsession with school violence, the public’s perception of schools being an unsafe environment has dramatically increased.  Ironically, violent crimes in schools have been on a decline since 1994 (Robers et al., 2012).  On the other hand, there is reason to argue that frequent and dramatic media coverage may be a contributing factor to perpetuating the notion that violent school acts are a feasible option to resolve student mental health distress.

Poster Presentation @ the American Psychological Association {July, 2013} {Dr. V's Research Team (left to right): Debbie Truong & Suyi Liu}

Poster Presentation @ the American Psychological Association {July, 2013}
{Dr. V’s Research Team (left to right): Debbie Truong & Suyi Liu}

Adam M. Volungis, PhD, LMHC

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