Violence and Schools Agenda

Wasserman Center, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Friday, April 12, 2013

*8:30-9:00 - BREAKFAST*

8:45 Welcome: Richard Arum, Interim Director, Institute of Human Development and Social Change, NYU

9:00-10:45 - SESSION 1: Effects of violence or behavior problems on learning and academic performance

9:00-9:25: Speaker 1: Anna Aizer - Brown University, Department of Economics
"“The Impact of Juvenile Incarceration on Adult Outcome"

9:25-9:50: Speaker 2: Benjamin Hansen - University of Oregon, Department of Economics
"Spill-Over Effects of School Tragedies on Student Attendance and Performance"

9:50-10:15: Speaker 3: Patrick Sharkey - NYU, Department of Sociology
"High stakes in the classroom, High stakes on the street: The effects of community violence on students’ standardized test performance"

10:15-10:45: Discussant: Ingrid Gould Ellen - NYU, Wagner School of Public Policy

*10:45-11:00 - BREAK*

11:00-12:45 - SESSION 2: Individual responses to the threat or fear of violence

11:00-11:25: Speaker 1: BJ Casey - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
"Development and Dysregulation of Emotions"

11:25-11:50: Speaker 2: Dana McCoy - NYU, Department of Applied Psychology
“Child Information Processing and Selective Attention Following Acute Exposure to Neighborhood Violence”

11:50-12:15: Speaker 3: Johanna Lacoe - University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy
"Too Scared to Learn? The Academic Consequences of Feeling Unsafe at School”

12:15-12:45: Discussant: Bruce McEwen - Rockefeller University, Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

*12:45-2:00 - LUNCH*

2:00-3:45 - SESSION 3: Interventions in the schools

2:00-2:25: Speaker 1: Elise Cappella - NYU, Department of Applied Psychology
"Teacher Consultation and Coaching Within Mental Health Practice: Classroom and Child Effects in Urban Elementary Schools"

2:25-2:50: Speaker 2: Stephanie Jones - Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
"School-based interventions to prevent aggression and violence by promoting social and emotional learning"

2:50-3:15: Speaker 3: Matthew Steinberg - University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
“What Conditions Jeopardize and Support Safety in Urban Schools? The Influence of Community Characteristics, School Composition and School Organizational Practices on Student and Teacher Reports of Safety in Chicago”

3:15-3:45: Discussant: Clancy Blair - New York University, Department of Applied Psychology

*3:45-4:00 - COFFEE BREAK*

4:00-4:45 - CONCLUDING SESSION: Directions for research and policy

4:00-4:10: Larry Aber - NYU, Department of Applied Psychology

4:10-4:20: Richard Arum - NYU, Departments of Humanities & Social Sciences and Sociology

4:20-4:30: Pedro Noguera - NYU, Departments of Humanities & Social Sciences and Teaching & Learning

4:30-4:40: Amy Ellen Schwartz - NYU, Wagner School of Public Policy