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School shooters are not just “ordinary kids”: Will our past determine our future?

Posted by on June 23, 2014

If we do not make changes, then our past will determine our future and we will continue to have school shootings. This statement was a part of my first testimony before Congress in March of 1999 shortly before the massacre at Columbine High School. My testimony focused on the need for increased mental health services […]

School Safety: The Importance of the 4th R – Relationships

Posted by on March 12, 2014

Numerous school shootings could have been prevented if students who knew about violent plans had shared that information with adults. Surveys have found that as much of 75% of the incidence of bullying at school are not brought to the attention of adults. Why kids won’t talk with adults about safety concerns Why don’t students […]

Bullying & Teen Suicide Requires a Closer Look at Mental Health

Posted by on October 12, 2010

The recent public frenzy about bullying, along with multiple teen suicides, creates understandable grief and stress for everyone.  The word “bullycide” and claims of kids being “bullied to death” have filled the media airwaves and newspapers, blogs, and Twitter in recent weeks. Bullying has been increasingly politicized by special interest groups and all the way up to the White […]