Professor to give program on bullying at OCHS

OIL CITY – Oil City Area School District will host Charisse Nixon, professor of psychology from Penn State Behrend, for a presentation on bullying at 7 p.m. March 21, in the Oil City High School auditorium.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have opportunities to win random prizes.

Nixon received her Ph.D. from West Virginia University and focuses her research on increasing students’ pro-social behaviors and decreasing negative behaviors including various forms of peer mistreatment.

She is studying effective prevention and intervention efforts to reduce peer mistreatment and its associated harm. Building students’ resiliency is a core tenet of her work.

She is the co-author of “Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That will End Female Bullying” and the “Youth Voice Project: Students Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment,” as well as several scholarly articles on peer victimization.