Preventing Violence Against Teachers

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Eighty percent of the nation’s teachers have been victims of threats or physical violence. Psychologists have the expertise to help turn around this alarming statistic. This article is based on “Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers: Recommendations for a National Research, Practice, and Policy Agenda” and includes recommendations for research and policy. This article seeks to raise awareness of the problem and recommend strategies and resources psychologists can use and share with educators to help prevent violence against teachers.

Part of the APA Monitor’s CE Corner article series.

Learning Objectives

Describe the:

  • Scope of violence against teachers.
  • Factors that predict such violence.
  • Strategies and resources for preventing and coping with its aftermath.
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Dorothy Espelage, PhD, Eric M. Anderman, PhD, Veda Evanell Brown, PhD, Abraham Jones, PhD, Kathleen Lynne Lane, PhD, Susan D. McMahon, PhD, Linda A. Reddy, PhD, and Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD.


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