Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Dr. David Osher, a vice president and Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an internationally recognized expert on school safety, is part of an upcoming Capitol Hill panel exploring how schools can prevent violence, improve safety and bolster academic achievement.
"Rethinking School Safety: Schools and Communities Working Together" will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Room 2168 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is sponsoring the briefing in cooperation with the office of Rep. Dave Loebsack.
Panelists will draw on their experience to review the key components of safe, supportive schools and how to use student resources to maximum benefit. Other speakers include:
- Cathy Kennedy-Paine, School Psychologist, Chair of the NASP National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT)
- Christina Connolly-Wilson, Director of Crisis Intervention and Safety, Waukegan Public Schools, Illinois
- Thomas Demaria, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services Center at Long Island University
- Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers
- Nelba Márquez-Greene, LMFT, Mental Health and Relational Wellness Director for Sandy Hook Promise and Founder, Ana Grace Project (by video)
- Rep. Loebsack, Iowa 2nd Congressional District (invited)
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.