New Study Links Childhood Bullying With Chronic Disease in Adulthood

A new study conducted by researchers from the healthcare company Mayo Clinic has discovered that those who have been bullied throughout their childhood have higher chances of developing chronic health problems when they become adults.

Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

by Traci Raley Humane education is the use of animals to teach kindness, compassion and empathy to humans, primarily school-aged children. Using rescue dogs to teach humane education is a method that is becoming more common as means of violence prevention in schools. One group currently employing this method is Humane Species . A nonprofit organization founded… Continue reading Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

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: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

by Sean Hedden The Council for a Strong America has developed a program that gets law enforcement officials to advocate evidence-based solutions that keep youth away from crime. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Armed with research, our more than 5,000 members make the case… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

NSV Highlight on: Ditch the Label

by Sean Hedden Ditch the Label is one of the largest anti-bullying organizations. A digital non-profit serving the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. By using digital support mentors, they provide resources and help young people overcome issues like low self-esteem. Their website provides research that understands contemporary trends in bullying and they produce public… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: Ditch the Label

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: National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

by Sean Hedden A national organization “aimed at improving policy and practice for youth with mental, substance use and trauma-related conditions . . . who have come in contact with the juvenile justice system” is the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCMHJJ uses big data in order to understand the needs… Continue reading NSV Highlight on: National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice