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Perkins, Suzanne C.; Cortina, Kai S.; Smith-Darden, Joanne P.; Graham-Bermann, Sandra A. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
This article investigates the relation between history of intrafamilial violence and self-regulatory capacity, cognitive processing, and mental health adjustment in incarcerated adolescents. Adolescents were incarcerated at the time of the study for various violent offenses, ranging from persistent delinquency to sexual assault (n = 115). A model…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Cognitive Ability, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Duncan, Daniel – Language Policy, 2016
The 1990s disintegration of Yugoslavia was marked by vicious ethnic conflict in several parts of the region. In this paper, I consider the role of policy towards the Albanian language in promoting and perpetuating conflict. I take three case studies from the former Yugoslavia in which conflict between ethnic Albanians and the dominant group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Ethnic Groups, Intergroup Relations
Anzalotta, Jaime – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Members of the LGBT community have historically been victims of marginalization and alienation to various degrees. Incidents such as the Stonewall Riots, pride marches, and manifestos, among others, have served as a way for the LGBTQ community to attempt to take a stand against the systems in place that perpetuate inequality. Factors such as…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Victims
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Brumbaugh-Smith, James; Gross, Heidi; Wollman, Neil; Yoder, Bradley – Social Indicators Research, 2008
The "National Index of Violence and Harm" (NIVAH) tracks levels of violence and harm in the United States and identifies trends over the study period 1995-2003. NIVAH is comprised of nineteen variables in the areas of interpersonal, intrapersonal, institutional and structural violence and harm as experienced by people in the U.S. Two…
Descriptors: Violence, Interpersonal Relationship, Aggression, Trend Analysis
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Birk, Manjeet; Gill, Hartej; Heer, Kal – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2015
On Sunday, 5 August 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m., an armed Wade Michael Page walked into the Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara, a place of worship. Page killed six worshippers and injured four others. Although the murderer had links to several white supremacist organizations, authorities would not speculate on the motive of this incident. In…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Homicide, Islam
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Estrada, Joey Nuñez, Jr.; Gilreath, Tamika D.; Astor, Ron Avi; Benbenishty, Rami – Journal of School Violence, 2014
There is insufficient empirical evidence exploring associations between gang membership and school violence behaviors. Using a sample of 272,863 high school students, this study employs a structural equation model to examine how school risk and protective behaviors and attitudes mediate effects of gang members' involvement with school violence…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Violence, At Risk Persons, Resilience (Psychology)
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Garcia-Reid, Pauline – Children & Schools, 2008
School social workers are in a position to positively influence the educational experiences of those students placed most at risk by current school practices, and data indicate that Hispanics are particularly vulnerable in this regard. An examination of trends and educational outcomes are provided as evidence of the educational challenges…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Needs, Equal Education, Educational Objectives
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Heimgartner, Arno; Sting, Stephan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
The contribution introduces the present situation and the basic challenges of school social work in Austria. Starting with the perception of a developing "knowledge society" (Höhne, 2004), school is seen as a life place at which social subjects and problems occur and are made manifest. The analyses are based in particular on empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Pupil Personnel Services, Questionnaires
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Gonzalez-Mendez, Rosaura; Hernandez-Cabrera, Juan Andres – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
This study develops a structural equation model to describe the effect of two groups of factors (type of commitment and play context) on the violence experienced during intimate partner conflict. After contrasting the model in adolescents and university students, we have confirmed that aggressive play and the simulation of jealousy and anger…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Victims of Crime, Adolescents, Play
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Willman, Alys; Marcelin, Louis Herns – Journal of Community Psychology, 2010
This study explores community-level risk and protective factors for youth violence in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince's most violent slum. The youth of Cite Soleil have often been mobilized to violence by powerful actors as tools for achieving political or financial gain. Drawing on a formal survey (N=1,575) and ethnographic data collected between…
Descriptors: Violence, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons
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Cann, Colette N. – Journal of Peace Education, 2012
This article narrates the story of how a peace education program, over the course of a year, shifts from a more traditional form of peace education as conflict resolution skill building to a critical form of peace education. The path of this journey was neither straight nor direct; rather it meandered through an iteration of itself that actually…
Descriptors: Violence, Social Action, Social Change, Conflict Resolution
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Aisenberg, Eugene; Herrenkohl, Todd – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2008
Although some community violence research has examined the context of community violence, including the social, economic, and structural organization of neighborhoods, more needs to be learned about family, school, and community-level factors that may promote and lessen the incidence and prevalence of community violence. In addition, further…
Descriptors: Community, Violence, Risk, Personality Traits
Parkes, Jenny; Heslop, Jo; Ross, Freya Johnson; Westerveld, Rosie; Unterhalter, Elaine – UNICEF, 2016
Every day, girls and boys around the world face many forms of physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools. On too many occasions, such violence is tolerated by societies and institutions, including schools, and it is these forms of violence that contribute to the alarming numbers of girls and boys being excluded from schools…
Descriptors: Violence, Gender Bias, Sexual Abuse, Aggression
Mayer, Matthew J., Ed.; Jimerson, Shane R., Ed. – APA Books, 2018
This timely book presents a data-driven approach to preventing and responding to school violence. As school violence receives increasing attention across the nation, the application of scientific knowledge is critical. For maximum effectiveness, transdisciplinary teams should use school data, logic models, and theories of change to design,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Ecological Factors
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Ozkol, Hivren; Zucker, Marla; Spinazzola, Joseph – Journal of Community Psychology, 2011
This study examined the pathways from violence exposure to aggressive behaviors in urban, elementary school youth. We utilized structural equation modeling to examine putative causal pathways between children's exposure to violence, development of posttraumatic stress symptoms, permissive attitudes towards violence, and engagement in aggressive…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Violence, Structural Equation Models
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