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Swearer participates in White House conference on bullying

Susan Swearer, associate professor of educational psychology and CYFS faculty affiliate, participated in the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention held March 10.

Swearer was one of four national bullying experts who joined President and First Lady Obama, along with members of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss the causes, consequences and prevention of bullying. Teachers, parents and students from across the United States were also on hand to lend their perspectives.

After providing an overview of her research on the psychological influences and impacts of bullying, Swearer took part in a question-and-answer panel session before presiding over a breakout discussion.

The question-and-answer session was streamed live by the White House and can be found here.

More information on the conference can be found via news releases from the Office of University Communications and the White House.