“Cyberbullying can occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can occur anywhere where a youth has access to social media, even in their own home, and it also can be anonymous,” says EDC’s Shari Kessel Schneider, discussing new research on the subject.
EDC’s study on the rise of cyberbullying in Massachusetts schools is highlighted in this front page story. The research found girls were increasingly the targets of cyberbullying and that incidents were aided by the prevalence of cellphones among teens. EDC’s Shari Kessel Schneider discusses the findings, which appeared in the Journal of School Health.
There are signs of progress in suicide prevention in the United States. Zero Suicide, a project of the Suicide Prevention Center at EDC, is one approach to prevention that is helping health care providers address the needs of at-risk patients.
EDC’s Morton Silverman offers advice for parents wondering how to respond to teen suicides in this article about a recent spate of them in a California community. Silverman is senior science advisor to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC.
A report on prevention spending by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is cited in an article about the need for suicide prevention training for army chaplains. In its report, the Action Alliance found that spending on suicide research is severely lagging when compared to research on other leading causes of death. EDC is secretariat for the Action Alliance.
Suicide survivors can play a key role in raising awareness about and reducing the stigma around suicide. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, of which EDC is secretariat, is highlighting these efforts.
A suicide occurs every 13 minutes in the United States. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership of which EDC is secretariat, is researching fundamental questions about predicting and preventing suicide.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for children and teens. Julie Goldstein Grumet of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at EDC advises schools to offer staff suicide prevention training and to increase awareness of the issue.
EDC and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) will cohost Youth and Justice: Joining Forces to Strengthen Innovation and Impact, an international forum to discuss approaches to improve the criminal justice system and its nexus with youth.
Suicide attempt survivors are seeking a greater role in reducing the nation’s suicide rate. A new report from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, of which EDC is secretariat, describes ways they can be involved.
Most teens work by the time they graduate from high school. Although work can be a positive experience, it also has risks. Every year 100,000 teens are seriously injured on the job. To improve the safety of young workers, the center provides training for the staff of school and community-based job readiness and placement programs, preparing them to teach teens about occupational safety and health. The center also provides seminars, technical assistance, and resources to employers of youth and to other education and employment-related organizations serving youth.
The Tribal Youth Program (TYP) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Center addresses the need to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native juvenile justice and other systems–education, mental health and social services, culture, recreation and employment programs–all critical to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s mission of reducing juvenile delinquency, violence, child victimization, and increasing the safety of tribal communities.
Knowing the warning signs of suicide could help save a life. In this article in the Washington Post, EDC’s David Litts and Julie Goldstein Grumet discuss some common warning signs and offer resources for people at risk.
Through the Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, EDC helps college and community leaders develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student problems related to alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal violence.
In this blog post, EDC’s Gustavo Payan discusses the epidemic of violence affecting youth in Honduras, and how an EDC program is providing them the opportunity to earn an education and a living despite the challenges they face.
EDC will host a forum to discuss the problem of exploding violence in Latin America. The forum, “Seeking Solutions to Youth Violence in Latin America,” will take place Thursday, November 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at EDC’s Waltham office. The event is cosponsored by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.