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Peter L. Sheras, Ph.D.

Peter L. Sheras, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Instruction of the Virginia Youth Violence Project, and Professor in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education. His work with adolescents, couples and families includes service as a co-coordinator of the Charlottesville/Albemarle School Crisis Network and as a member of the Phi Delta Kappa National Task Force on Adolescent Suicide. He served on the national expert panel that produced Early Warning: A Timely Response for the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Sheras is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and counsels and lectures in the area of parenting adolescent children. He is the author of books and articles on bullying, adolescent behavior, youth violence, and parenting. He is the coauthor of the “Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents.” He works frequently with school systems on crisis response and violence prevention.