Partner Violence, Bullying, School Violence: Is There a Connection?

Dr. Pamela Terry
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In the United States, an act of partner violence occurs every nine seconds. Quiet victims are the children who witness the violence. The best predictor of future violence is witnessing past violence. Research indicates that the consequences of partner violence could affect student academics and behaviors. Research also indicates that it may affect males differently than females. Is there a connection between witnessing partner violence and the increase in school violence? This presentation will focus on new research that could provide us with some answers.

Keywords: School Violence, Academic Impact, Behavioral Impact, Partner Violence, Gender Differences in Behavior
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr. Pamela Terry

Professor, Health Sciences Department, Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois, USA

Dr. Terry is on faculty at Western Illinois University in the Health Sciences Department. She has worked in the prevention field for approximately 20 years and is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of prevention and community mobilization. She is a successful grant writer; and has extensive experience in drug education prevention, sexuality education, school safety issues, comprehensive school health education curriculum development, conflict mediation, and issues that impact the classroom, i.e., bullying, witnessing partner violence, children living in functionally challenged environments, etc. She serves on numerous local, state, and national task force dealing with issues in health education. Honors she has received include: 1995 Distinguished Alumni from the Health Sciences Department at Western Illinois University; Outstanding School Health Educator in the nation for 1995 by the American School Health Association; 1996 Honor Award from the Illinois School Health Association for her significant contributions in the development of comprehensive health education; Teacher of the Year in the Health Sciences Department in 2001 and 2005; and recipient of the 2001 25 Women in Leadership Award.

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