SROs Promote School Safety

by Traci Raley School Resource Officers (SROs) are law enforcement officers employed by local police departments and schools to promote safety and security within the school. They can arrest, if needed, but only as a last resort. More importantly, their goal is to promote positive behavior and prevent violence before it starts. They can also… Continue reading SROs Promote School Safety

NSV Highlight on: Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

by Sean Hedden The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a yearly conference that brings together community leaders and experts from all over to discuss and collaborate on effective solutions to preventing youth violence. Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a report created with support from the Office of Juvenile… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Durable Collaboration: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

NSV Highlight on: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSL)

In order to help school administrators and educators prevent school violence, including its many factors like bullying, harassment, and substance abuse, the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has funded the NCSSL (National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments). From their website, there is access to training material, webinars, conferences,  special… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSL)

NSV Highlight on: End to Cyber Bullying (ETCB)

by Sean Hedden Teens today communicate in a cyber world through means of social medias like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and video platforms like YouTube. Unfortunately, bullying exists in this world, sometimes more aggressively than in the physical world. End to Cyberbullying (ETCB) is an organization dedicated to end cyberbullying. ETCB is a “source for up-to-date… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: End to Cyber Bullying (ETCB)

NSV Highlight on: Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma: Videos and Resources

by Sean Hedden The DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime has produced a web resource that helps people understand, intervene, and treat children who have been exposed to crime. Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma: Videos and Resources is full of helpful videos for “local law enforcement, child and family services, community leaders, educators, coaches, and… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma: Videos and Resources

NSV Highlight on: NASP School Safety and Crisis resources

by Sean Hedden The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides School Safety & Crisis resources “to the public in order to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.” These wide-variety of documents are meant to be used as educational tools. NASP states: School psychologists are uniquely positioned… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: NASP School Safety and Crisis resources

NSV Highlight on: APA’s Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

In 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) stated that gun violence is a problem that “requires evidence-based multifaceted solutions.”  The Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy: APA Panel of Experts Report brings together experts in psychology, behavioral sciences, medicine, and criminal sciences to report causes of gun violence and preventative measures that will help keep… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: APA’s Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention, and Policy