by Sean Hedden
NoSchoolViolence.org believes that by combining database applications with social science research we can uncover hidden patterns and behaviors underlying school and adolescent violence. Organizations like kidsdata.org, from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, “promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children.”
Concerning youth safety, anyone can access data, county by county, concerning topics related to Bullying and Harassment, Child Abuse & Neglect, Childhood Adversity and Resilience, Intimate Partner Violence, Foster Care, Gang Involvement, and School Safety. A database like this helps Californians understand health issues by region and demographic. Community organizations and schools can understand the “hidden patterns and behaviors” behind issues like school violence. Something we at NSV support 100 percent!