A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
Threat assessment has become an increasingly vital task during the past two decades at colleges and universities across the country. Teams of internal experts field tips, sift through evidence, and conduct quiet investigations to determine whether a student or an employee could turn violent, or would benefit from help. Almost always, the cases they monitor remain hidden from public view — unless calamity strikes.
When this principal accepted the position at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., they had two objectives in mind: one, to empower teachers who truly care about supporting the whole child, and two, to inspire a schoolwide culture shift.
Discusses the role of statewide coalitions on prevention efforts on campuses. The author is the project director of Missouri Partners in Prevention, Missouri’s statewide coalition funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and serves as a senior coordinator in the Wellness Resource Center at the University of Missouri.
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you had no friends? Friends play an important role in every stage of our lives. The support of friends is crucial to our development. Yet, for children with autism, acquiring friends is a challenge.
A shooting in the stairwell of a Memphis school Thursday morning left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition, a fellow student in custody, and a community grasping to process a violent outburst in a school year already beset by challenges.