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

During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators.  If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives. 

Study: Parents who give their teenagers alcohol are inviting trouble

Parents who claim that providing 'sips of alcohol' or permitting drinking 'under their supervision' is doing a huge disservice to their teens.  Providing any amount of alcohol to teenagers can have negative consequences. 

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today

When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world.  From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.

7 real-life skills your teen needs before going away to college

Your amazing child got accepted to and is attending college away from home.  Now the real work begins: living apart from parents, being independent and navigating life as a young adult. Discover what knowledge and survival skills will best equip your child at college.

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.

smoking marijuana and driving: 33% of teens think it’s legal. Some think it isn’t dangerous

Driving under the influence of marijuana is always unsafe and always illegal, yet 33% of teens and 27% of parents surveyed think it's legal in states where recreational use is permitted. Know the effects of marijuana and know what life with a DUI conviction is like before driving while under the influence or riding with [...]

10 months after Valley teen’s assault, bill targeting social media-driven attacks becomes state law

Jordan's Law (CA AB 1542) will increase penalties for all those involved in social media motivated assaults. Talk with your teens about what assault is and how to avoid becoming criminally liable, even if they thought they were just filming a friend making a joke.

Harvard Study Shows Actual Number of People Killed by U.S. Police

A recent Harvard public health researchers report found that 1,166 people were killed by police in the US in 2015 and is the first report to quanitfy the rampant under-reporting of police-related deaths. Should the public be entitled to more transparent, accurate, comprehensive data that is properly updated and maintained?

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