Pardons Give Second Chances To Ex-Offenders

New York has begun pardoning young adults convicted of non-violent crimes as teenagers through a program that could help up to 10,000 people.  From derailing college plans to preventing employment, criminal convictions can be deeply, permanently damaging.  Read Eduardo's story and then take our quick quiz on Police Searches and Conversations at http://whattheydontteach.info/quizzes/police-interactions/ Read article 

Gun Violence A Public Health Issue

Gun Violence as a public health Issue? Considering gun violence as an epidemic transmitted through behavior could change the way we look at and potentially treat this challenge.

Raising A Child In The United States

Raising a child is one of the most significant financial investments a parent will make in their lifetime. As parents, we need to supplement this investment with tools and teachings that our children don't get in school. From understanding how to interact with law enforcement, to what affirmative consent looks like and sounds like, to [...]

10 tips for teen drivers

ATTENTION TEEN DRIVERS - STOP! and check out these important tips to stay safe and in the know before you get back in a car.

High Schools Need to Be Teaching Basic Life Skills

Teach me to adult! What skills do you want your teen to have mastered by the end of high school and is their school currriculum meeting those needs? Consider how to approach teaching critical basic life skills that may not be covered in school. Download Article

How to talk to kids about violence and terrorism

What is your plan for talking to kids about violence and terrorism? Do you have a strategy for what to do when your kids are unexpectedly exposed to information about violence or terrorism?

Gun Violence Since The Las Vegas Massacre

The 21 days following the Las Vegas shooting saw a daily average of over 38 people shot and killed, including numerous children. For first responders, this is "business as usual." Are those the statistics of a country that you feel safe in? If not, what do you think the causes of our problems with shootings [...]

Online Sexual Harassment

Rape, groping, having someone masturbate in front of you… all of these are horrific examples of sexual harassment (and in some cases, sexual assault) that happen in the physical world with immeasurable, negative life-long consequences. For many, the experience and effect of online sexual harassment is even worse. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/26/health/harvey-weinstein-online-sexual-harassment/index.html

Teens Texting and Driving

Inexperienced young teens texting and driving has been a leading cause of deaths for teens. The national safety council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. Did you know that according to an AAA poll, 94% [...]

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