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  • SPAW 2017 In Action

    During the week of November 13–17, 2017, schools across the country celebrated National School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. The theme “Power Up! Be a Positive Charge,” empow ...

  • Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

    High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by e ...

  • The Final Report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission: Summary of Parts I and II

    Volume 44 Issue 5

    Shortly after the vicious attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six school staff members on December 14, 2012, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy established the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission to review laws, policies, and practices in place at the time to make recomm ...

  • Threat Assessment at School

    Threat assessment represents an important component of a comprehensive approach to school safety that gives schools an alternative to zero tolerance discipline policies that have proven to be ineffective and counterproductive. ...

  • Threat Assessment for School Administrators & Crisis Teams

    Threat assessment represents an important component of a comprehensive approach to school safety that gives schools an alternative to zero tolerance discipline policies that have proven to be ineffective and counterproductive. ...

  • Trainer Tips: Portable Safety Kits

    School and district response teams are encouraged to create portable safety kits that are readily accessible should a crisis team need to be activated. The contents of kits are designed to address the needs of the specific school, district, or population. ...

  • Trauma

    Trauma is a serious problem that can increase the risk for psychological, behavioral or emotional problems (depression or PTSD), substance abuse, low occupational attainment or academic failure, social maladjustment and poor medical health. ...

  • When Grief/Loss Hits Close to Home: Tips for Caregivers

    While grief is often characterized by sadness, emotional pain, and introspection in adults, children’s grief reactions will vary depending upon their developmental level. ...

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