We are starting to better understand the laws of consent, but there are grey areas when it comes to sexual encounters that are difficult to define. Does 'yes' mean 'yes' if it is said after persistence, moderate aggression or persuasion? Can a consensual, but regrettable or unpleasant sexual experience cross the line into what is [...]
Teaching your children to say no, is not teaching rudeness, but rather the confidence to assert themselves in establishing boundaries should a difficult situation arise later in life.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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