What Every Parent Needs to Know About Guns

In the United States, 1/3 of minors' deaths are caused by firearm injuries, most of these occurring at home.  In order to minimize these numbers, parents should practice the following mantra for maintaining gun safety:  teach, talk and lock 'em up.

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives

The most important people to focus on in a mass shooting are the victims.  Doctors are focusing their energies on educating emergency workers to provide techniques such as tourniquets that will yield the highest likelihood of survival during a mass shooting.

The Hidden Danger in Your Social Media Feeds

Social media can have serious negative mental health impacts. Rather than give it up completely, know the risks and how use social media in a balanced, mindful way. Vicarious traumatization is real and can have serious effects including PTSD.

Sexual harassment among teens is pervasive

In a world where teens are boycotting school to raise awareness of pervasive, sometimes instituionalized, sexual harrassment on campus, 76% of students report never having had a conversation with parents or guardians about sexual harrassment. Consider this guideline and start the dialogue now in your own family.

Guns play an outsized role in deaths from terrorist attacks, especially in the U.S

Although guns are used in less than 10% of terrorist attacks globally, they produce more than 50% of the deaths from terrorist attacks--particularly true for the US.

Murder, violent crime increased significantly in 2016

It's not just the news headlines. The FBI's annual Crime in the United States report found a 3.4% increase in violent crime vs. last year and a nearly 10% increase in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rates.

Teen Bullies And Victims Face Higher Suicide Risk

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that doctors regularly screen all teenagers for suicide risk in light of evidence that nearly 20% of students surveyed by the CDC say they had seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months and data the AAP has clearly establishing the relationship between bullying and suicide for both [...]

Is your child a cyberbully and if so, what should you do?

Teaching kids not to cyberbully is just as important as teaching them to speak up if they are cyberbullied.

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 [...]

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