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Poster presentation wins award

Congratulations to Emily Srisarajivakul who won an award for a poster presentation. She was attending the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Held in Washington, D.C., the convention is the world’s largest gathering of psychologists.

Srisarajivakul presented, “Multilevel confirmatory factor analysis of the Effective Behavioral Support Self-Assessment Survey.” Her poster was co-authored with Drs. Ken Rice, Joel Meyers and Kris Varjas.

Her presentation received the Student Poster Award in APA Division 16: School Psychology.

The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress

Nearly half of all teachers say they experience high levels of stress daily. Not only are teachers expected to support student growth and development through academic lessons, but managing classroom behavior, coordinate with other adults, and keep a running record of everything they do. Tack on the added stress of recent school shootings and you have a recipe for increased physical and mental health symptoms.

What are the implications for teachers? What can be done? Center for School Safety students Brandi Ansley and Kate McPhee discuss research findings in, “The Hidden Threat of Teacher Stress”, on The Conversation.

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