Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Giving Teachers Tools to Manage Student Trauma

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Programs

According to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, childhood trauma, if not adequately addressed, can cause a magnitude of long-term effects for children, including cognitive issues. For children who have experienced trauma or have grown up in an environment with constant threats, most of their energy goes toward survival, which can negatively affect their reasoning, […]

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Task Force Recommends Adolescents be Screened for Depression

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying

In a recent recommendation statement, The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggests adolescents should be screened for major depressive disorder (MDD). Research shows that depression screening can identify MDD in children 12-18 years of age. The USPSTF is recommending these screenings because MDD can impair adolescents’ performance at school, as well as their relationships […]

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Programs

Although every October is National Bullying Prevention Month, we need to prioritize bullying prevention year round. According to the National Center for Educational Statistic’s most recent research, 22 percent of students report being bullied during the school year. If we apply this statistic to this school year, we can assume that more than 11 million […]

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Pointers for Dealing with Trauma in Students

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: General

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), approximately 25 percent of American children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. According to a recent ruling from U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald on a class-action lawsuit filed against the Compton Unified School District, students who have experienced trauma […]

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Abusing Anonymity: How Teens Use Apps to Cyberbully Peers

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Internet Safety

School bullying, which used to take place just on school property or on the bus, is now following students home as bullying migrates from the blacktop to the laptop. According to a study Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project conducted in 2011, 90 percent of teens have witnessed cruel or bullying behavior on […]

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