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Explore strategies for responding to youth violence

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, along with the Des Lee Collaborative Vision and College …

How to tackle violence and mental illness in schools

As part of the gun control initiatives President Obama announced today, the administration is pushing for greater access to mental health services, especially for adolescents.<p>Specifically, the White House wants $50 million to train new mental health professionals, $25 million for school-based …

A connection between video games and real-world violence?

During a press conference earlier today unveiling his proposals for new gun-control regulations, President Obama said he will ask Congress for $10 million to fund a study by the Centers for Disease Control on the impact of video games and "media images."<p>It's a reasonable enough request. Gaming …

Could My Teenager Be Using Drugs?

How can a parent <i>know</i> if their teen is using drugs? This is a complicated question that is not easily answered as it takes time and the ability to put …

Drug Test

At Steppenwolf, another way of looking at youth violence

The main scenic elements for "How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence," the latest in a sudden string of intense Chicago productions aiming to engage us in the crisis of youth violence, have a distinct resemblance to the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. But instead of the amusing faces of …

Middle Age

Domestic violence workshops are helping to change teenage behaviour

A group of teenagers is looking at a series of photocopied photographs – a girl crying, an angry looking boy, a lost set of keys – and working them …

Intervention efforts try to save 'crossover' youths

These youths are already known to social services agencies because of abuse, neglect, domestic violence or mental health issues.<p>ST. PAUL — Slouched in their seats, some with dark hooded sweatshirts pulled up over their heads, the teens do not appear to be all that interested in what Joe Lash is …

Gang violence is contagious

Danny is sitting in the back seat of my car, his hood up and his head touching the roof. Vince, who spent three weeks arranging this meeting, is in …

Wisconsin Dad's Anti-Bullying Facebook Plea Goes Viral After Son Allegedly Tormented At School (PHOTO)

His son said he was being bullied at middle school, so Matthew Bent fought back on Facebook.<p>Now, the Kaukauna, Wisc., dad's plea to end school bullying everywhere has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers with over 900,000 likes and shares. Some had their own stories to tell; others applauded …

Bullying victims don’t have many enemies

<b>U. VIRGINIA (US) —</b> Bullied kids are not universally disliked by their peers, but they are strongly disliked by those who harass them, say researchers.<p>…

The Bully Project

The Bully Project was created to teach children about bullying and what to do if it happens to them or someone they know.<p>After a problem with …

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Ask people what they remember most about middle school and it may very well be something to do with having been teased -- or as we now say, bullied. Often, it's the first time they were made painfully aware of their religion, race or lack of athletic prowess. More likely, it had something to do …

New research: Kids are overusing the word “bullying”

Are you tired of bullying? It seems like every time we turn around, yet another behavior is described that way. The word is sometimes used to …

SEALED DOCUMENTS REVEAL SANDY HOOK SHOOTER EVIL INTENT

<b>Authorities released redacted search-warrant documents in the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School Thursday detailing killer ADAM LANZA's</b> …

Guns

Alpharetta-Milton, GA Patch - Breaking News, Local News, Events, Schools, Weather, Sports and Shopping

News<p>Alpharetta-Milton<p>The girlfriend of the NFL star was attacked during a home invasion Tuesday in Milton. She told police the suspect took …

How Bullying Coaches Work Like Domestic Abusers

Last week, Emily Bazelon made the case here at <b>Slate</b> that the outcry against—and subsequent firing of—abusive Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice …

Boy, 4, shoots and kills playmate, 6

A four-year-old boy in New Jersey has shot dead a playmate aged six with a .22-calibre rifle in what police have said was an accident.<p>Ocean County …