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 [...]
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 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.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]