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                Department of Psychology Invite You to Attend:
 "Juvenile Injustice: How
       Psychology Can Inform                   Policy and the Law

  Presented by

        Dr. Apryl Alexander
             Assistant Clinical Professor
                   Department of Psychology
                                    Auburn University
Presentation Time & Location                       Original Presentation Flyer by ~ Rachel Turk ~
Monday, April 22, 2016 ~  Time: 1 - 2 p.m.         
Location: Hurlburt 249/250  ~ Radford University ~ Radford, VA        
Presentation Abstract & Speaker's Biography
Abstract: On any given day there are 70,000 juveniles incarcerated in the United States, with the majority of adolescents detained for nonviolent offenses. Juvenile incarceration reduces the probability of high school completion and subsequently increases the probability of incarceration later in life. Biases within the justice system create large disparities in youth confinement in racial/ethnic minority and LGBT youth which contributes to incarcerated rates. Even more surprisingly, adolescent girls are the fastest growing group in the juvenile justice system as the proportion of girls has increased at every stage of the judicial process over the last 20 years. Social science research can greatly contribute to reform efforts. With the Montgomery v. Louisiana Supreme Court decision and President Obama’s order to ban solitary confinement in federal juvenile settings both occurring in January 2016, juvenile justice reform is evolving. Dr. Alexander will address public policy and treatment efforts in the juvenile justice system, as well as psychologists’ important role as advocates.

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Apryl Alexander received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2005 and a M.S. from Radford University in 2007. She also received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, with specializations in forensic psychology and child and family therapy. Dr. Alexander completed her pre-doctoral internship at Patton State Hospital, the largest forensic psychiatric hospital in the country. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Minnesota State Operated Forensic Services (MSOFS) conducting competency to stand trial, competency to proceed, and criminal responsibility evaluations, as well as violence and sexual violence risk assessments. Dr. Alexander began as an Assistant Clinical Professor in psychology at Auburn University in 2013, and she teaches and provides research and clinical supervision at Mt. Meigs, a juvenile residential treatment facility, which houses the Accountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP). Her research interests are broadly focused in the areas of violence, victimization, and forensic psychology and assessment.
Presentation Invitation
Dr. Alexander's talk is open to the public.  Admission is free.

Contact and CV Information
 Dr. Apryl Alexander ~ ~ telephone: 334-844-7686
  Department of Psychology ~ 226 Thach Hall ~ Auburn University, 36849-5214

Sample Publications Concerning Anti-social & Violent Behavior: See her CV for a Full Listing
Alexander, A.A., & Harrelson, M.E. (in press-2016). Assessment of Trauma in Rural Settings. In M. Baker, J. Ford, B. Canfield, & T. Grabb (Eds.), Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities.
Morais, H.B., Alexander, A.A., Fix, R.L., & Burkhart, B.R. (2016). Childhood Sexual Abuse in Adolescents Adjudicated for Sex Offenses: Mental Health Consequences and Sexual Offending Behaviors. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1177/1079063215625224
Alexander, A. (2014). Antisocial Behavior. In A. Scull (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide (Vol. 1). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications
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Alexander, A. (2014). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In A. Scull (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide (Vol. 2). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Elliott, A.N., Alexander, A.A., Pierce, T.W., Aspelmeier, J.E., & Richmond, J.M. (November 2009). Childhood Victimization, Poly-victimization, and Adjustment to College in Women. Child Maltreatment, 14(4), 330-343. doi: 10.1177/1077559509332262
For more information about Dr. Alexander's presentation and research, please contact her
     Ms. Rachel Turk tel 540-831-6644 - email: - office hours
          Dr. Hilary Lips: tel 540-831-5387- email:
Dr. Ann Elliott: tel 540-831-5790 - email:      

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