Psychologists share expertise at Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit
Psychologists shared their expertise at the third annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on Aug. 6-7, in Washington, D.C. The summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, brought together researchers, educators, parents, students and organization leaders to discuss taking action against bullying. The summit underscored the importance of using the best available evidence to prevent bullying.
Dewey Cornell, PhD, professor of education at the University of Virginia and director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project, represented APA at the summit. Dorothy Espelage, PhD, professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented research on the link between bullying and homophobic teasing. Keynote speakers included Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, and Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus.