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Release: March 30, 2001

April 12 workshop offers tips for working with at-risk students

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Institute for School Executives will offer a one-day workshop Thursday, April 12, titled "Working With At-Risk Students: Strategies for Safe and Effective Schools."

The workshop will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City. Coffee and rolls will be available beginning at 8 a.m. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Ken Merrell, Ph.D., a professor in the UI College of Education's Division of Psychology and Quantitative Foundations, will lead the workshop and provide attendees suggestions for working with at-risk students, promoting safe schools and preventing school dropout. Merrell is a nationally recognized researcher in the field of school psychology who specializes in the assessment and prevention of social-behavioral problems of children and adolescents.

The workshop is intended for school administrators and other educators who play important roles in working with at-risk students, such as school counselors, team leaders, at-risk coordinators, board members, probation officers and police liaisons.

For more information, or to register, contact Mary Schmidt at (319) 335-5350, or by email at