NSV Highlight on: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

by Sean Hedden The Forum on Child and Family Statistics released a report on 2016, available online, called America’s Children: Key Indicators of Well-Being, 2016. This federal interagency project reveals data on multiple subjects concerning child safety and welfare: these subjects include Family and Social Environment; Economic Circumstances; Health Care; Physical Environment; Safety; Behavior; Education; and… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

NSV Highlight on: Indicators of School Crime and Safety

by Sean Hedden For the most recent data on school crime, the National Center for Education Statistics (produced jointly with the IES in the U.S. Department of Education, and the BJS in the U.S. Department of Justice) have created Indicators of School Crime and Safety. This data is freely available to educators and advocates of school… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Indicators of School Crime and Safety

NSV Highlight on: kidsdata.org

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… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: kidsdata.org

Using Big Data for the Greater Good

by David Peterson While applications of big data have become an integral part of the majority of major corporations looking for business intelligence and boosting profit, more and more charitable organizations are also turning to big data to aid their philanthropic missions, like NoSchoolViolence.org.  Here are two examples of how big data can help change… Continue reading Using Big Data for the Greater Good

NSV Highlight on: NCJRS: Special Feature on Youth Violence

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a “federally-funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.” One resource that is of noted interest for our N0SchoolViolence.org supporters is a Special Feature on Youth Violence. This feature points to the state of youth violence in the United States, referencing… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: NCJRS: Special Feature on Youth Violence

NSV Highlight on: National Institute on Drug Abuse

by Sean Hedden Drug abuse is a national epidemic that is a symptom of violence among communities, especially affecting youth and schools. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information about every aspect of every mind or mood altering chemical. The NIH’s mission is “to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Institute on Drug Abuse

NSV Highlight on: Kids Count at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

by Sean Hedden In NSV’s mission to use data in order to curb youth violence, we’d like to highlight The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count initiative.  It is paving the way in using data to solve problems for youth. In their words, Kids Count provides “state legislators, public officials and child advocates with reliable data, policy… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Kids Count at The Annie E. Casey Foundation