Children and Polyvictimization: Proactive is Better than Reactive!

POLYVICTIMIZATION: CHILDREN’S DIRECT EXPOSURE TO MULTIPLE TYPES OF ABUSE, CRIME AND VIOLENCE When one thinks of children’s exposure to violence and abuse in the home, that is usually as far as our imagery extends. Nothing else. Either it’s a home where instances of abuse, violence or criminal behaviors occur or IT occurs elsewhere. One instance;one […]

Why Are Schools Linking Families and Teachers Together?

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers[LIFT] is a program developed to prevent the development of aggressive and anti-social behaviors in elementary school children. Rated effective, the preventive intervention addresses two risk factors that place children at risk for delinquency and anti-social behaviors: 1) aggressive and other at risk social behaviors with teachers and peers […]

Why ALL Students Are “AT-RISK”

The label: “at risk” student…. What does this concept look like? Who does it look like, and  do we know when, where or how to make this determination? The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. […]