The Division of School Psychology at Alfred University gratefully acknowledges the support of the Alfred University Board of Trustees, without which this survey would not have been possible. Their willingness to allow University faculty to explore the difficult questions facing our society is much appreciated.
We also acknowledge the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Child Abuse Prevention, for funding the Rural Justice Institute at Alfred University, an interdisciplinary program that addresses the special needs of rural areas, and the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families at Alfred University for their support of this initiative.
We are especially grateful to the students across the country who took the time to fill out this survey.
And finally, we extend our thanks to a former colleague, Dr. Timothy Z. Keith, now of the University of Texas at Austin, who was our research/statistical consultant.