School Crime and Safety: How Are We Doing?

Crime in the nation’s schools and college campuses has declined overall during the past two decades, according to a report released April 17, 2019. The report also highlights new data on youth opioid use, perceptions of bullying, and active shooter incidents in educational settings. The new report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2018, is the 21st […]

With An MOU with NYPD- What Are Public School Students to Understand?

  MOU: Memorandum of Understanding In the NYC Public Schools system, there is an MOU-memorandum of understanding, in place between themselves and the NYPD. Essentially, it says tat the police are welcomed on our school campus grounds in order to ensure and enforce safety. PROBLEM: The NYC public schools are largely urban with lower income […]

How Should Schools Utilize a 2Gen Approach to Teaching and Learning?

  Whether you know it or not, to teach in schools today is to assume a 2-Gen[multi-generational] approach and create a framework for student achievement and family wellness built around that approach. To meet the needs of the child, you must also be mindful of the needs of the parents and the entire family. There […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 1]

                       What is ‘Complex Trauma’? Youth grow up in many different kinds of families and neighborhoods. When things go well, they have grown ups in their lives who look out for them, show them love, and help them grow up to be healthy and strong. However, sometimes the grown ups who children and adolescents are supposed […]