Thanks to a tip, police were able to thwart a school shooting. If you see something, say something! Read More
The CDC reports that gun deaths are at an all time high. Included in the data are gun deaths by homicide, suicide, unintentional deaths, deaths in war or legal interventions, and deaths that are undetermined. Read More
Having an immediate family member become incarcerated is a much greater likelihood than one might think, according to a recent study. Read about the high percentage of family members who end up locked up at some point in their life and the social and emotional consequences it has on loved ones.
Having grown up in a violent home, Dr. Rebecca Cunningham understands the appeal of guns as a means of protection. She also witnesses in the emergency room the damaging and fatal consequences gun use can have on teenagers. Dr. Cunningham is at the helm of using grant money to educate people on the dangers of [...]
Parents of the Sandy Hook School shooting have channeled their pain into productivity. Rolling out their newest Public Service Announcement, their PSA shows six warning signs of potential school shooters. They establish that the information is both powerful and effective in preventing future school shootings.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]