Assistant Professor of Social Dr. Kiana Battle received Faculty Development Funds for the Spring 2018 semester. She had the opportunity to present at the 29th National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah Georgia this month. She also submitted this information to the Teacher Education and Social Work Department.
Dr. Battle was selected by the conference coordinators to be a panelist on the “Unmasking Mean Girls” Panel on March 7th along with several other panelists who specialize in providing services to adolescent girls impacted by their social environment. Other panelist included: Dr. Adair White-Johnson (Youth Empowerment Expert), Dr. Natalie S. King (Professor at Georgia State University), Lashuane Lee (Clinical Social Work Coordinator at Christ Child Society, in Washington, D.C.) just to name a few. The featured panel discussed the prevalence of female juvenile violence; reported incidence of this violence; the life pathways that lead girls to violence the factors associated with resistance from violent behavior; and implications for families, schools, and communities for ending violent school-girl behavior.