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Publications

Here is a list of our various contributions by area and publication type. These are brief summaries of recent research written by staff members of the Center.

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The End of Innocence Part 2: Further Lessons in Crisis Management in the New Millennium
by Greg Brack, Michele Hill, Catherine J. Brack. (2010).

The End of Innocence: Lessons Learned From Crisis Management of the September 11 Terrorist Attack
by Greg Brack, Catherine J. Brack, Michele Hill, Marolyn Wells, Pam Lassiter. (2007).

2006 Georgia Student Health Survey: State Report Narrative & Data Appendix
by Courtney Chambless, Megan L. Marshall, Lydia Odenat, Crissy Ruffner, Nick White, Jeff Ashby, Joel Meyers. (2006).

DeKalb County Prevention/Intervention Survey Report
by Christopger Henrich, Gabriel Kuperminc, Joel Meyers, Sheila Sayfi, Mariya Malikina. (2006).

Evaluation Report of the ENLACE
by Courtney Chambless, Jeff Robinson, Harley Granville, Kathryn Grogg, Juan Xiao, Joel Meyers. (2006).

Student Survey of Bullying Behavior: Preliminary Development and Results from Six Elementary Schools
by Mary Helen Hunt, Joel Meyers, Olga Jarrett, John Neel. (2005).

A list of scholarly publications by Center personnel, organized by topic and by publication date.

Bullying

Parris, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Cutts, H. (In Press). Investigating high school students’ perceptions of coping with cyberbullying: An exploratory study. Youth and Society. Published online before print April 8, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0044118X11398881.

Huddleston, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Cadenhead, C. (2011). A case study with an identified bully: Policy and practice implications. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 12(3), 316-323.

Tenenbaum, L. S., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Parris, L. (2011). Coping strategies and perceived effectiveness in fourth through eighth grade victims of bullying. School Psychology International, 32(3), 263-287, doi: 10.1177/0143034311402309.

Varjas, K., Talley, J., Meyers, J., Parris, L., & Cutts, H. (2010). High school students’ perceptions of motivations for cyberbullying: An exploratory study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11(3), 269-273.

Smith, H., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., Marshall, M., Ruffner, C., & Graybill, E. (2010). Teachers’ perceptions of teasing in schools. Journal of School Violence, 9, 1-21.

Varjas, K., Meyers, J., Meyers, B., Kim, S., Henrich, C., & Subbiah, L. (2009). Positive Psychology and the Prevention of School-Based Victimization. In Handbook of Positive Psychology S. Huebner & R. Gilman (Eds.). NY: Routledge Publishers Chapter 24 (pp. 323-338).

Marshall, M., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., Skoczylas, R., & Graybill, E. (2009). Teacher responses to bullying: Self reports from the front line. Journal of School Violence, 8(2), 136-158.

Varjas, K., Henrich, C. & Meyers, J. (2009). Urban middle school students’ perceptions of bullying, cyberbullying and school safety. Journal of School Violence, 8(2), 159-176.

Varjas, K., Meyers, J., Bellmoff, L., Lopp, E., Birckbichler, L., & Marshall, M. (2008). Missing voices: Fourth through eighth grade urban students’ perspectives on bullying. Journal of School Violence, 7(4), 97-118.

Varjas, K, Dew, B. Marshall, M., Graybill, E., Singh, A., Meyers, J., & Birckbichler, L. (2008). Bullying in schools towards sexual minority youth. Journal of School Violence, 7(2), 59-86.

Varjas, K., Graybill, E., Mahan, W., Meyers, J., Dew, B., Marshall, M., & Singh, A. (2007). Urban service providers’ perspectives on school responses to gay, lesbian, and questioning bullying: An exploratory study. Professional School Counseling, 11(2), 113-119.

Mahan, W. C., Varjas, K., Dew, B., Meyers, J., Singh, A., Marshall, M., & Graybill, E. (2006). School and community service providers’ perspectives on gay, lesbian, and questioning bullying. Journal of GLBT Issues in Counseling, 1(2), 45-66.

Varjas, K. Meyers, J., Henrich, C. C., Graybill, E. C., Dew, B. J., Marshall, M. L., Williamson, Z., Skoczylas, R. B., & Avant, M. (2006). Using a participatory culture-specific intervention model to develop a peer victimization intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 22(2), 35-58. Co-published in: B. K. Nastasi (Ed.), Multicultural Issues in School Psychology. New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Kim, S., Varjas, K., Henrich, C., & Meyers, J. (2010, April). Measuring students’ self-efficacy in bullying situations. In S. Swearer, S. Hymel, & P. Gillette (Eds.), Bullying at School and Online, 2nd edition. A special issue of Education.com. Retrieved from http://www.education.com.

Cyberbullying

Parris, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Cutts, H. (In Press). Investigating high school students’ perceptions of coping with cyberbullying: An exploratory study. Youth and Society. Published online before print April 8, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0044118X11398881.

Varjas, K., Talley, J., Meyers, J., Parris, L., & Cutts, H. (2010). High school students’ perceptions of motivations for cyberbullying: An exploratory study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11(3), 269-273.

Varjas, K., Henrich, C. & Meyers, J. (2009). Urban middle school students’ perceptions of bullying, cyberbullying and school safety. Journal of School Violence, 8(2), 159-176.

LGBT Populations

Varjas, K., Mahan, W., Meyers, J., Bryant, A., McMahon, G., & Birckbichler, L. (Submitted). Disclosure experiences of high school students who identify as LGBT. Journal of Homosexuality.

Watson, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Graybill, E. C. (2010). Gay-straight alliance advisors: negotiating multiple ecological systems when advocating for LGBTQ Youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 7, 100-128.

Graybill, E. C., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Watson, L. (2009). Content-specific strategies to advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: An exploratory study. School Psychology Review, 38(4), 570-584.

Varjas, K, Dew, B. Marshall, M., Graybill, E., Singh, A., Meyers, J., & Birckbichler, L. (2008). Bullying in schools towards sexual minority youth. Journal of School Violence, 7(2), 59-86.

Varjas, K., Graybill, E., Mahan, W., Meyers, J., Dew, B., Marshall, M., & Singh, A. (2007). Urban service providers’ perspectives on school responses to gay, lesbian, and questioning bullying: An exploratory study. Professional School Counseling, 11(2), 113-119.

Varjas, K., Mahan, W. C., Meyers, J., Birckbichler, L., Lopp, G., & Dew, B. J. (2006). Assessing school climate among sexual minority high school youth. Journal of GLBT Issues in Counseling, 1(3), 49-75.

Mahan, W. C., Varjas, K., Dew, B., Meyers, J., Singh, A., Marshall, M., & Graybill, E. (2006). School and community service providers’ perspectives on gay, lesbian, and questioning bullying. Journal of GLBT Issues in Counseling, 1(2), 45-66.

Project P.R.E.V.E.N.T.

Harper, E. A. (2011, September). Images of African American women in the media. Invited presentation. Spelman College. Atlanta, Georgia.

Kruger, A.C. (2011, June). Sexualized and unsafe relationships in the lives of children at risk: Threats to and protections of human rights. Annual conference of The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York.

Kruger, A.C. (2011, April). Life narratives of African American girls at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Presented at the Carter Center Human Rights Defenders Forum on Faith, Belief and the Advancement of Women’s Human Rights. Atlanta, Georgia.

Kruger, A.C., Harris, P., Harper, E., Sanders, D., Levin, K., Huguelet, A., McGee, M.C., & Meyers, J. (2011, March). Sexualized and unsafe relationships in the lives of African American girls at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Kruger, A.C., Harris, P., Harper, E., Sanders, D., Levin, K., Huguelet, A., McGee, M.C., & Meyers, J. (2011, March). Life narratives of African American girls at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Presentation at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Atlanta, Georgia.

Harper, E. A. (2011, February). School-based prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Presented at John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia.

Kruger, A.C. (2011, February). Human trafficking: Global and local perspectives. Presentation to the annual conference of the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN). Atlanta, Georgia.

Kruger, A.C. (2011, February). Project Prevent: A school-based CSEC prevention program. Presentation to the annual conference of the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN). Atlanta, Georgia.

Kruger, A.C., Harris, P., Levin, K., Harper, E., Sanders, D., Surana, N., Shah, P., & Meyers, J. (2010, May). Project PREVENT: School-based intervention to promote development of girls at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.