Teacher Support and U.S. Immigrant Students' School Violence Experiences

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the role of teacher support in preventing school violence.
  2. learn how to assess students' experiences of school violence.
  3. understand how immigrant youth differentially experience school violence.


School violence is a troubling public health issue in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). The increasing ethnic and racial diversity of schools has impacted both the underlying mechanisms and frequency of school violence. This study evaluated the school violence experiences of immigrant youth. Findings reveal that immigrant youth were at higher risk of experiencing violence at school. Teacher support reduced the increased risks of school violence that immigrant youth reported.



Sarah Manchanda, UC Berkeley
Chunyan Yang, UC Berkeley


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