Expert comment: Jena Six and Youth Aggression

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This week, nearly 60,000 people are expected to head to a rally in Jena, La., the center of a case involving six African-American high school students charged with beating a white classmate.  The University of Pennsylvania has an expert who can discuss the Jena Six case and youth aggression.


Dr. Howard Stevenson

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

* Dr. Stevenson specializes in high-risk youth and aggressive behaviors.

* His research identifies cultural strengths within families and how they can help with the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents and the impact of sensitivity to rejection when it comes to preventing long-term anger and youth aggression

* He is the author of "Stickin' to, Watchin' Over, & Getting' With: An African-American Parent's Guide to Discipline."