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.
They’re meant to be educational, but often, they’re just frustrating for students and parents alike. How could science fairs be more engaging and effective? EDC’s Marian Pasquale and Abigail Jurist Levy offer suggestions.
Students today need to have the ability to work with big data, but many schools are not yet teaching the essential skills required. Ruth Krumhansl discusses the efforts of EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute to change this.
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.
EDC’s Eden Badertscher discusses a teacher professional development program, DEbT-M (Designing for Equity by Thinking in and about Mathematics), that seeks to develop positive student-teacher relationships to help every student learn math.