Webinar - School Violence: Origins, Identification, Assessment and Prevention

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School Violence: Origins, Identification, Assessment and Prevention

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 2-3 p.m. EST

Identify Threats to Your Institution


Join Dr. Emily Sweitzer in a webinar that examines violence as it impacts the social and structural institutions of school.  The nature and extent, causes and consequences, and proposed remedies will be explored in relation to their social contexts and historical and contemporary, socially-defined, underpinnings.


Specific content will include critical analysis of bullying, fighting, harassment, personal and social risk factors, institutional perceptions and values, inequality, and social status.  Particular attention will be given to the identification of school threat analysis from an individual and social institutional perspective.


Dr. Emily Sweitzer

Professor, California University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Emily Sweitzer is Professor of Sociology: Social Deviance Concentration.  She is also the Director of Liberal Studies and the Coordinator of the Social Deviance Program in Sociology. She is a nationally certified school psychologist and is certified as a K-12 principal.


She has been employed as a family therapist, school psychologist and assistant principal prior to coming to Cal U. She has completed a post-baccalaureate certificate in forensic science and law and is a graduate of Violent Behavior 1, a specialized and invited training offered by former and retired members of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI. She has published several book chapters, is the author of Developing social interest within conduct-disordered adolescents: An Adlerian Approach and has published articles and newletters pertaining to child behavioral development, ethical development, and decision making.


In 2007, Dr. Sweitzer was awarded the Presidential Faculty Award for Teaching.


Dr. Sweitzer appeared on WPIX-TV's "Target 11 Investigates: School Safety Reports and is a psychological and socio-cultural consultant to the television programs, Bones, CSI, Blacklist, Rosewood, Lucifer and Backstrom, as well as a master trainer for Cops and Kids, A Fred Rogers Foundation Program.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Lindsay Pecosh

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