Category: Issues

The Opioid Epidemic; New Trends and Innovative Solutions

Opioid use among adolescents and young adults continue to rise. For police officers in middle schools and high schools, this is one more life-threatening crisis that must be managed. The good news is that there have

Hope, Patience, and Love; Three Virtues of Happiness

Columnist Robert Kenneth Jones reflects on three timeless virtues essential to all those who work with youth. It doesn’t take careful observation to realize that there is way too much worry, too much hurry and

Shining the Light on Monsters

The work required in exposing monsters involves a great deal of insight, courage, and strength. They don’t want the light to invade their darknesses.

Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom; Ingredients for a Happy Life and Recipe for Peace

There is a secret to finding serenity. You cannot hope to find it through pursuit. 

A Hero Path; The Power of Telling Your Story

Nobody can ever experience the life given so exclusively for you. It is the story of a hero.

A Rising Tide of Hate; What You Do Matters

The opposite of hate is not love. The opposite of hate is the realization of our common humanity and the action we should take is to find common ground.

iMindfulness; A Way to Better Health in the Digital Age

Ways to transform a young person’s devotion to their mobile device into something more meaningful.

Resilience; Building Blocks for Trauma Recovery

Two incredible breakthroughs that empower teachers and local law enforcement and are making schools safer.

How to Talk with Students about Mass Shootings

Tip sheet for SROs, parents, caregivers, and teachers offering helpful ways to respond to youth questions following a traumatic event.

How ‘No Touch’ Policies Damage Kids

In June 2018 we learned from the Washington Post that pediatrician Dr. Colleen Kraft found conditions at a Mexican border children’s detention center to be a friendly environment where children could be happy and well

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