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J.H. Rose High School science teacher Lynn Cox listens during a lecture held by Go-Science on The Science of Empathy Fatigue and Gun Violence at the Tipsy Teapot on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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J.H. Rose High School science teacher Lynn Cox listens during a lecture held by Go-Science on The Science of Empathy Fatigue and Gun Violence at the Tipsy Teapot on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Expert: Identify at-risk children

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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An East Carolina University professor said focusing on social and emotional intelligence as well as IQ can help reduce school violence incidents like what occurred at an elementary school in Connecticut in December.

Mark Stebnicki, a professor in the Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies department, spoke to a small crowd at the Tipsy Teapot Monday as part of a Go Science “Science Cafe” event.


“We’re so focused on math and science, but we also need to incorporate social training and empathy,” the professor said. “We need to teach coping skills, good problem solving skills and resiliency.”

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*the key person to talk to is

*the key person to talk to is the child's teachers (classroom, art, p.e., music). these are the folks who are with children all day long. they can give other professionals a wealth of knowledge.

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