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March 24, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Addressing a Pandemic Crisis: Violence Against Educators and School Personnel


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Addressing a Pandemic Crisis: Violence Against Educators and School Personnel


March 24, 2022 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT






Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Higher Education, Adult Education, Professional Development

About This Webinar

The United States is experiencing trends of dramatic employee turnover in our nation’s schools. Current and future decisions to leave the field of education affect the quality of our PreK-12 education and the next generations of learners, educators, and school leaders. Physical and verbal violence directed against educators may be exacerbating reports of high stress, transfers and leaving the profession.

Join the American Psychological Association to hear more about the viewpoints and concerns of school personnel across the country including 9,370 teachers, 860 administrators, 1,499 school psychologists and social workers (934 psychologists, 526 social workers, and 39 other), and 3,237 other school staff members. We will engage the audience with recommendations based on these outcomes for what can be done to prevent and address this trend.


Susan Dvorak McMahon, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Research and Vincent DePaul Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at DePaul University.   Her research focuses on educator and student experiences with violence, school climate, risk and protective factors across multiple ecological levels, and enhancing our educational systems. She has conducted several research and intervention projects with Chicago Public Schools, including the following: 1) implementing and evaluating violence prevention programming with African American youth in grades k-8 in Cabrini Green, 2) evaluating the transition experiences of students, teachers, and administrators across 30 schools following the closure of a school that primarily served students with disabilities, and 3) evaluating a classroom management training and intervention with teachers, coaches, and administrators.   

Frank Worrell is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Faculty Director of the School Psychology program, the Academic Talent Development Program, and the California College Preparatory Academy. His areas of expertise include academic talent development/gifted education, at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, time perspective, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. In his research, he examines the role of psychosocial constructs as risk and protective factors in relation to students’ educational and psychological functioning.

Dr. Linda Reddy is a Professor in the School Psychology Doctoral Program at Rutgers University. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and six books on classroom assessment, coaching, ADHD, and measurement development and validation. Her work focuses on integrating assessments and interventions to improve school personnel practices related to student learning and behavior. Most recently Dr. Reddy and her colleagues have been translating their assessments and coaching interventions into technology support tools for large-scale implementation. 

Andrew Martinez is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation. Andrew’s current portfolio includes two NIJ-funded studies; a randomized control trial examining the implementation and impact of restorative participatory peace circles in New York City high schools, and a mixed-methods study of young illegal gun carriers across three New York City neighborhoods. He also co-leads a study of a school-based trauma-informed intervention across two predominately Latinx schools in NYC. Additional projects include an examination of ability to pay legal financial obligation (LFOs) practices across different court jurisdictions and an evaluation of New York City’s Early Release Program.  

Dr. Dorothy Espelage is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina’s Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on translating empirical findings into prevention and intervention programming and she has secured over twelve million dollars of external funding. She advises members of Congress and Senate on bully prevention legislation. She conducts regular webinars for CDC, NIH, and NIJ to disseminate research. Dr. Espelage has appeared on many television news and talk shows, including The Today ShowCNN; CBS Evening NewsThe Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson, Anderson 360 and has been quoted in the national print press, including Time MagazineUSA TodayPeople, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.

Eric M. Anderman is Professor of Educational Psychology and of Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement at the Ohio State University. His research over the past 25 years has focused on academic motivation. He is the editor of the journal Theory into Practice, and he recently co-edited the 3rd edition of the Handbook of Educational Psychology with Lyn Corno, and the Visible Learning Guide to Student Achievement with John Hattie. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CBS News, NBC News (Dateline NBC), CNN, NPR, The Huffington PostThe Wall Street JournalNew York magazine, and numerous other outlets.   

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.



Policy Brief Presentation - part 1.pdf

March 24, 2022
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AFT presentation - part 2.pdf

March 24, 2022
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3 Reviews
needed but scary
March 25, 2022
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Five-Stars: This was a very informative session and every presenter did an Excellent job ...definitely want to give a five-star rating!
March 24, 2022
AFT/JFT subscriber
I will use this resource to inform my daily practices inside/outside the classroom.
March 24, 2022