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Capitol Insights: "Addressing the Problem of School Violence: From Schoolyard Bullying to Mass Shootings"

Distinguished Professor Michael Furlong, UC Santa Barbara; Professor Amy Barnhorst, UC Davis; and Tom Herman, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office
  • Capitol Insights: "Addressing the Problem of School Violence: From Schoolyard Bullying to Mass Shootings"
  • 2018-05-30T15:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-05-30T17:00:00-07:00
  • Distinguished Professor Michael Furlong, UC Santa Barbara; Professor Amy Barnhorst, UC Davis; and Tom Herman, Coordinated School Health and Safety Office
When
May 30, 2018 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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916-445-5161
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3:00 - 3:30 pm Light Refreshments

3:30 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion

The tragic events in Parkland, Florida are among the most recent in a long and troubling series of mass school shootings. While these events rightly receive national attention, there are many other unseen forms of violence occurring in schools everyday, creating a spectrum of school violence that will require action on multiple fronts. This panel discussion will be moderated by Debbie Look, Senior Consultant with the Assembly Education Committee in Sacramento. UC Santa Barbara Professor Michael Furlong will explore the link between school safety and students’ social emotional health, drawing from an ongoing school-based wellness survey of California high school students. UC Davis Professor and Psychiatrist Amy Barnhorst will discuss perceptions and misperceptions of the relationship between gun violence and serious mental illness in schools. Manager of the Coordinated School Health and Safety Office at the California Department of Education Tom Herman will highlight state and local efforts to increase school safety and share statewide data on bullying and substance use.

Debbie Look currently serves as a Senior Consultant with the Assembly Education Committee in Sacramento. Prior to joining the committee in January of 2017, she served as the Senior Legislative Advisor to Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, at the California Department of Education for two years. She has been involved in education policy and advocacy work for over 25 years and has experience with a wide variety of education issues at both the K-12 and early education levels.

Distinguished Professor Michael Furlong (UC Santa Barbara) is Associate Dean for Research in the Gervitz School of Education. He is past Editor of the Journal of School Violence (2008-2015), and a co-editor of the Handbook of School Violence and Safety (2006, 2012), and a co-author of the original California Department of Education school safety planning guide (Safe School: A Planning Guide for Action, 1989).

Dr. Amy Barnhorst (UC Davis), is Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry in the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Mental Health Task Force, the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy and the California Medical Society Firearm Violence Prevention Committee. Dr. Barnhort’s academic interests include violence and suicide prevention, firearm policy, and community mental health.

Tom Herman (CDE), is manager of the Coordinated School Health and Safety Office and has extensive experience dealing with at-risk student populations. Toms oversees the California Learning Communities for School Success, among other programs, and is currently earning his doctorate in Educational Leadership at CSU Sacramento.

 

 

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Supplemental Materials below provided by Professor Furlong.

Please click here for the PowerPoint presentation from Professor Furlong.

Please click here for a Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America. 

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