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. 

Sparking A Teen and Parent Book Chat on Cyberbullying and Digital Wisdom

Cyberbullying and humiliation can be life destroying for teens who don't know how to get out of a devastating cyber-situation.  An adult survivor of such destruction has written a book "Shame Nation" for parents and teens which will shed light and open a dialogue on the topic.

We Need to Stop Incarcerating Children for Status Offenses and Nonviolent Misdemeanors

Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way.  Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.

Fraternity banned in Pennsylvania, frat brothers given jail time after pledge dies

The members of a fraternity that upheld a "bro code" made an egregious, irresponsible mistake when 37 young men failed to get help for a fellow brother who became unconscious and died as a result of  hazing.  The prison time of the perpetrators and disbanding of the fraternity was a small price to pay for [...]

Pardons Give Second Chances To Ex-Offenders

New York has begun pardoning young adults convicted of non-violent crimes as teenagers through a program that could help up to 10,000 people.  From derailing college plans to preventing employment, criminal convictions can be deeply, permanently damaging.  Read Eduardo's story and then take our quick quiz on Police Searches and Conversations at http://whattheydontteach.info/quizzes/police-interactions/ Read article 

How to talk to kids about violence and terrorism

What is your plan for talking to kids about violence and terrorism? Do you have a strategy for what to do when your kids are unexpectedly exposed to information about violence or terrorism?

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