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Psychology’s McHugh Receives APA Grant for Training to Stem Sexual Harassment in Schools

Maureen McHugh, Department of Psychology, received an Education and Training Conference grant for $2,500 from the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The BEA award is given in support of conferences and workshops on graduate education and training in psychology. The funds will be used to support a one-day training session on sexual harassment in school featuring a keynote address by Nan Stein, PhD. A nationally recognized expert on bullying and sexual harassment in the schools, Stein is a senior research scientist at Wellesley Center for Women

While directed towards graduate students in school, counseling, and clinical psychology, the training is also available to undergraduates, faculty, teachers, and counselors, professionals, and community members.

The training is embedded in a four-day, multidisciplinary conference focused on prevention, response, and coping with violence and trauma across the lifespan. The REACH conference offered at IUP on May 20–24, 2014, is being developed by a cross-college committee which includes Pearl Berman and Maureen McHugh (Psychology) and Christian Vaccaro (Sociology). McHugh and Berman are also involved in the development of a violence education curriculum at IUP.

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