Lisa M. Jones, PhD

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Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D.  is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire.  Lisa’s career has focused on reducing child victimization rates and advancing the ability of communities to prevent violence and reduce trauma for child victims. As the principal investigator on a National Institute of Justice project evaluating emerging Internet safety curricula, she understands the effective elements of youth education and prevention and how current media and software tools could be used to advance pro-social skills. Additionally, Lisa has authored and co-authored over 30 published articles and reports on child victimization, including trends in cyber-bullying and online harassment.

Lisa knows that research has identified causal links between bullying and poor school adjustment, behavior problems, drug and alcohol use, delinquency, and mental and physical health problems. Unfortunately, bullying and its negative consequences are a particular problem for youth with abuse histories and those exposed to domestic and community violence. She also knows that the best prevention programs are multisession, interactive, structured and skill based. While programs incorporating these features show evidence of effectiveness in reducing bullying, too few schools or after-school programs can afford them. Therefore, too few youth are given an opportunity to benefit from evidence-based bullying prevention programs. To remedy this Lisa proposes to integrate evidence-based approaches to bullying prevention and intervention with cost-effective technology tools and implementation methods. Her goal is to build on strategies that work, develop new technology tools to make these strategies accessible and low cost for schools and community organizations, and create a strong regional and national learning community that will disseminate, enhance, and adapt the bullying prevention/intervention strategies, methods and tools beyond her fellowship.

Dr. Jones received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1999, from the University of Rhode Island, and was awarded a two-year National Institutes of Mental Health post-doctoral research fellowship at the CCRC. She serves on numerous editorial boards and frequently presents on the topics of child abuse and child victimization. With her impressive research and evaluation expertise, experience leading complex, multi-agency projects, and the courage to take risks, it is clear Dr. Jones has the potential to make another significant contribution to the field of youth victimization

lisa.jones@unh.edu

Meet the Fellow

Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D.  is a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire.  Lisa’s career has focused on reducing child victimization rates and advancing the ability of communities to prevent violence and reduce trauma for child victims.