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Category Archives: prevention

Have a safe Halloween this year

October 28, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

More than 40 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide. For today’s children, Halloween has become less about ghosts, ghouls or monsters and more about wearing the best costume and collecting the most candy. Did you know that twice as many child pedestrians are killed on Halloween night than on any other night of the year? Between […]

Growing Up With Abuse: A Brief Take on the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

October 24, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

Written By Guest Blogger: Carly Estrela The world of children all over the planet is one of curiosity, endless questioning about the way things are and why we live the way we do. Most experts, mothers, fathers, caretakers, and teachers would agree that a safe, peaceful environment is most comforting for young ones to explore […]

How universities can support victims of sexual assault

October 10, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

In 2013 a student at Amherst College, Angie opened up about being raped on campus, speaking about the emotional toll it took on her and how the school mishandled her case. As this case gained attention across the nation, the press started to pick up on other cases and so began a national conversation about […]

Parent Awareness: Decoding the Signs of Bullying in Children

October 7, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

Bullying in America is a serious issue. With the overwhelming statistical data, parenting a child who has previously or is currently experiencing harassment or bullying behavior at school is a job most of us are simply not prepared for. There is no formal rulebook or manual to equip parental figures with the proper education, coping skills […]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 3, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

Domestic violence is often called a hidden epidemic, occurring and affecting individuals and families behind closed doors.  In truth, domestic violence is a public health epidemic affecting individuals, families and communities. Domestic violence is not biased – it exists regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or nationality. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) […]

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, learn more on how to Stop Bullying

September 29, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

How many stories have you heard in the recent past about young people who have fallen victim to bullying?  One story is one too many.  Unfortunately many of the stories end with the tragic loss of life as a direct result. According to the website, Stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as “intentionally aggressive, usually repeated” verbal, […]

School Bus Bullying

September 23, 2014
Posted by Gabrielle Alan

As a new school year begins, many parents will watch their children board those ubiquitous yellow buses with little cause for concern.   Unfortunately for some children, the school bus ride can be fraught with danger.  With long rides, unstructured time and only one adult, who has to focus on driving, the school bus is often […]

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