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School Violence Addressed At American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

American Psychiatric Association

As families in Colorado deal with an all too familiar American tragedy, violence in the schools is at the forefront of our nation's conscience. At the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 152nd Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from May 15-20, 1999, the nation's leading psychiatric researchers will be examining the causes and possible support for victims of violence in the schools.

Monday, May 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Scientific and Clinical Report Session 7
#20 School-based Mourning Groups: Inner-city Violence with Bruce Sklarew, M.D..
#22 Exposure to Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Urban, Inner-City Adolescents with Deborah Lipschitz, M.D.

Monday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Symposium 15: Understanding and Dealing with School Violence
B. Paducah Revisited: Views of the Defense Psychiatrist with Diane Schetky, M.D.
C. Kids Who Kill with Elissa Benedek, M.D.

Tuesday, May 18, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Symposium 33: Understanding School Violence
B. A Typology of School Violence with Lois Flaherty, M.D.
C. Biological and Cultural Causes of Violence with Paul Kettl, M.D.
D. Violence Prevention in Chicago Public Schools with Carl Bell, M.D.
E. Problems of and Solutions for School Violence with Paul Fink, M.D.

Resources Available at Meeting:

  • "Helping Parents, Youth, and Teachers Understand Medications for Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Resource Book of Medication Information Handouts," Edited by Mina K. Dulcan, M.D.
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder pamphlet
  • "Violence in the Media" fact sheet


The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society, founded in 1844, whose 40,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.

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