Tricia Baker knows there aren’t any easy answers to the question of how best to help children with mental illness. Her son, Kenny, the kid with the kind heart, the star swimmer and gifted student, took his life on May 19, 2009 on the railroad tracks near his home in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He was just 19, three weeks shy of high school graduation, but four years into a diagnosis of depression and anxiety that left him feeling alone, despite proper treatment and the love of a
Meet a man who goes to jail every week...but not for reasons you'd expect. For the past three years Cape Town yogi Brian Bergman has been visiting Pollsmoor, a high-security penitentiary, to give yoga lessons to the most hardened of inmates. #yoga #violencepreventionstrategies #departmentofcorrections #mentalhealth #parole
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1) Be vigilant, if you see something that seems out of the ordinary, assess the situation and react. Avoidance is the best defense.
2) Remain calm and engage in self protection strategies. If possible move away from the threat. Alert others to the danger.
3) Match the use of force needed to protect yourself with the level of the threat. Do not engage in an attack unless it is in self-defense. Unless physical fo
As featured at Security100K-12 The word “conation” is so archaic, neglected, and unfamiliar that it made it into Norman Schur’s 1990 book, 1000 Most Obscure Words. (1) But is the science of conation a missing and vital ingredient to assist us in making our schools safer? Conation is defined as an inclination (as an instinct, a drive, a wish, or a craving). It takes it roots from the latin, conari, to attempt. The word expresses an effort that is purposeful, striving, and dire
Officers investigating allegations that a person may be a danger to himself or others would be required to first check a state database to determine whether the person owns firearms. By Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Law enforcement officers investigating allegations that a person may be a danger to himself or others would be required to first check a state database to determine whether the person owns firearms under legislation introduced Wednesday i
An investigation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) has found that for many people incarcerated in Alabama’s state prisons, a sentence is more than a loss of freedom. Prisoners, including those with disabilities and serious physical and mental illnesses, are condemned to penitentiaries where systemic indifference, discrimination and dangerous – even life-threatening – conditions are the norm. The Alabama Department of Co
Reposted from Gothamist Photos by Tod Seelie New York's summer music festival season begins in earnest tomorrow with Governors Ball. While last year's spate of MDMA-related deaths have organizers and law enforcement scrambling to ensure that attendees stay safe, there's another issue that demands vigilance as well: Sexual assault. The above photo was snapped a few weeks ago at Mysteryland, a Woodstock-based affair in which neon-clad EDM heads sway to various strains of house
By David Crary — Jun. 4, 2014 12:01 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) — Increasing numbers of prison inmates nationwide are serving their full sentences and then going free without any supervision by parole or probation officers, according to a new report which says the trend is worrisome. "These inmates do not have any legal conditions imposed on them ... and do not receive the assistance that can help them lead crime-free lives," says the report, released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable
This young boy melts the heart of this tough boot camp instructor. To find the solution to a problem it's always important to try and work out the factors causing it. This a clip from the Jenny Jones Show, an American talk show, that aired in the 90's and early 2000's. #schoolviolence #psychology #violencepreventionstrategies #conflictresolution