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Understanding Youth Violence: Approaches for Best Supporting Students

Understanding Youth Violence: Approaches for Best Supporting Students
March 21, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development


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As school staff, it is our responsibility to ensure that students in our classroom feel safe, secure and free from vulnerabilities. Knowing that youth violence is a leading cause of death and non-fatal injuries, we need to ensure that our classrooms are equipped to support students who face this adversity and ensure that they do not become statistics. Often, people who act violently have trouble controlling their feelings; they may have been hurt by others. Violence may also occur as a response to prolonged hurt, trauma, bullying or victimization. In this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session, attendees will learn about the many contexts in which young people may experience violence, explore their own biases and opinions about youth violence, and recognize risk and protective factors for youth both affected by and involved with youth violence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the many contexts in which young people may experience violence, as well as its causes and the impact violence can have on young people’s lives
  • Examine your own biases and opinions about youth violence
  • Explore signs of youth involved with violence and how to recognize in own students
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 a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.

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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Bushra Ul-Haq is the Director of Educational Programs and Resources at WE. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education. She has been an elementary school teacher, and she has designed educational programs for international organizations. Bushra is passionate about the work she gets to do developing educational programs and designing curricula at WE.

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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Sarah Zurbuchen is Senior Director of WE Schools, a program empowering teachers and students to address critical social issues in their classrooms and communities, all while building the key social and emotional skills to be future-ready, confident global citizens.  For the past decade, Sarah has also been a  passionate mental health advocate in her local community, while serving in various Board of Director roles with the Canadian Mental Health Association.




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March 21, 2023
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2 Reviews
Excellent Content!
This session is a must watch for teachers and school staff.
Megan Ortmeyer
March 23, 2023
Very Informative
This was one of the best webinars I attended. I was very informative. I found the information useful. I will use the information to provide PD and with students.
March 23, 2023