9/11 Tribute: NYC Saviors of the Children

The teachers at Ground Zero on 9/11 were newly into their school year. Some were so young, it takes your breath away to imagine their courage. Many were first-year teachers. All were barely into [...]

Sleep Issues Following a Traumatic Event

Sleep issues abound following traumatic events! Typically, in the aftermath of traumatic events, a considerable number of youth–including teenagers–sleep in their parents’ room. Some in sleeping [...]

Student Threat Assessment: What It Is and How To Approach It

This past year we’ve watched the horrific news unfold yet again as students are evacuated following school shootings. Each time these cross the news feed, they wash over me with both the memories [...]

Lockdown Drill Language for Younger Students

School safety is a chief concern. There was a day when children didn’t think about their safety while at school. But with all the news coverage about school and workplace violence, and parents’ [...]

Today I Walked…

I walked on behalf of students at a school shooting on May 21, 1998. It was in the late afternoon, about seven hours after a student gunman entered the cafeteria at Thurston High School in [...]