Bullying and Sexual Harassment at School

A look at the relationship between bullying and sexual harassment and how social-emotional learning programs can help reduce bullying and prevent sexual harassment in school.  While we have a better understanding today of bullying in early adolescents and its long term effects, and we also see evidence of how bullying employs and possibly even provokes [...]

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 [...]

The Police Need to Understand Autism

Many police officers need training on recognizing and effectively interacting with people who have developmental and other disabilities. Individuals with disabilities make up a third to a half of all people killed by the police. We, as a society, must stop using the police as a substitute for our failing disability services system. Download Article

Cell Phone Addiction in Teenagers

Cell phone addiction with teens is real and drastically growing all over the world. These devices certainly have some benefits--including helping parents stay connected to their teens as they transition from their care. But the devices also contribute to anxiety, lack of sleep, and other ills for teens. Some interesting data in this article and [...]

Man Posing as Uber driver arrested in Beverly Hills

This article, sadly, is another example of the increasingly common practice of predators pretending to be Uber drivers. Here are three tips to help protect yourself: (1) Never rely on an Uber decal for legitimacy since those can be stolen or easily be counterfeited. (2) Double check that the car arriving matches: the make and [...]

How to Talk with Your Teen about Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is rarely an easy thing to discuss with your teen but is one of the most important conversations you can have as a parent (or caregiver). Making sure the teen in your life completely understands sexual consent is in their best interest! Check out this article for some useful tips about having this [...]

Suicide of Teen Who Made Sex Tape Presents Dilemma for Schools

This is a tragedy on so many levels. Handled terribly by the school. I wish Corey had never handed his phone over in the first place. He had a right to privacy in his phone and all its contents and didn’t necessarily have to let his school search it.

Florida Student Twitter Related Suspension

A rising university student graded his ex-girlfriend's apology note and posted it to Twitter. While many thought it was hilarious, his ex didn't and filed a complaint with his school (she was not a student there). The result? The student was suspended.

Exiting police chief shares his thoughts on the criminal justice system

Chief Lanier’s comment is right on point--if police are arresting the same people over and over then there’s a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. The criminal justice system needs a makeover, including, more meaningful resources devoted to prevention and intervention efforts. The police can’t be expected to do it all—nor should any of [...]

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