Social Media Boot Camp

Is embracing social media and focusing on ways to monetize a presence on social media the right approach?  When parents generally strive to raise children of 'substance,' do efforts to make money via social media complement or contradict those goals?   https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/mar/28/social-media-star-creator-camp-los-angeles?CMP=share_btn_tw

Will hidden cameras give us the insight we need to understand and address bullying?

Bullied, a new series hosted by 5-time Olympic Gold medalist swimmer Ian Thorpe focuses on bullying and uses controversial approaches to expose and address bulying in order to provoke a collaborative approach to effectively this epidemic. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-14/ian-thorpe-tackles-school-bullying-in-documentary/8348286  

Understanding the reality of PTSD in sexual assualt victims and rethinking our understanding of sexual assualt

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ptsd-civilians-sexual-assault-victims-1.3944626

See Something, Say Something

Silence in the face of injustice increases harm to victims and empowers victimizers and could ultimately damage your own health. See-Something-Say-Something

How To Practice Safe Sexting

Are abstinence and criminalization the best ways to handle inappropriate sexting?  Those approaches haven't achieved intended results with teen sex, drug use, or drinking.  Why would we expect the outcome to be different with sexting.  Is sexting the problematic behavior or is the issue we should be focused on the actions people take without consent? [...]

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

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/07/508722484/researchers-begin-to-look-at-gun-violence-as-public-health-issue

Class teaches basic gun shot first aid

It’s a sad reality that we’re training bystanders how to treat gun shot wounds. But, as they say, it is what it is and it’ll certainly save lives. With the rash of mass shootings in the US, all of us should know basic gun shot first aid.

A bullet in the foot that could’ve been so much worse…

Even DEA “expert" gun handlers sometimes shoot themselves. Sorry for the poor video quality, but this video never gets old and is worth it.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens

I’m a believer in the Second Amendment, but also in the truth. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens (after accidents). Firearms in the home increase teen suicide risk.

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