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Paczkowski, Lynette – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The recent case of "Nguyen v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, et al.," considered the question of whether a college or university has the affirmative obligation to protect its students from all harm at all times, including suicide. Han Nguyen was a 25-year old graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) when he…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, College Role, School Responsibility, Suicide
Tolman, Warren – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
When President Obama points out, correctly, that young women stand a better chance of being sexually assaulted on a college campus than in the world outside, we have a problem that needs to be addressed not simply on campus, but at the highest levels of government. Author Warren Tolman strongly believes that the Massachusetts Office of Attorney…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Universities, College Role, Government Role
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Hoffman, Jessica A.; Agrawal, Tara; Carter, Sonia; Grinder, AnnMarie; Castaneda-Sceppa, Carmen – NHSA Dialog, 2012
One approach to halting the childhood obesity epidemic has been the modification of foods available to children during the school day. In recent years there has been an increased focus on obesity prevention efforts among children ages birth to 5 and the role of child care settings in prevention efforts. Head Start serves as an important venue for…
Descriptors: Food Service, Obesity, Low Income, Prevention
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Mindess, Mary; Chen, Min-hua; Brenner, Ronda – Young Children, 2008
The authors advocate that every primary grade program needs a carefully planned social-emotional component. All children--those who enter first or second grade with an ability to control their emotions and make friends and those for whom these skills are more difficult--benefit from intentional teaching in this area. Some school systems adopt a…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Prevention, Grade 2, Mental Health
Spicer, Rebecca S.; Young, Xan J.; Sheppard, Monique A.; Olson, Lenora M.; Miller, Ted R. – American Journal of Health Education, 2003
Academic achievement and high test scores are not the only indicators of a successful school. A good school is also a safe school. Unfortunately, every year in the United States, approximately 3.7 million students suffer an injury at school severe enough to require medical attention or to limit activity. Most of the injuries are preventable. Data…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Child Health, Accident Prevention
Seward, Kim – American School Board Journal, 1983
A screening program for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, is now required in public schools in 13 states. The history of the Massachusetts program suggests ideas for starting a program in school systems. Screening kits are included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Programs, Prevention, School Health Services
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Perry, Cheryl L.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1990
Describes the "Unpuffables Program" in which two states tested receptivity to and feasibility of a smoking prevention activity package for fourth through sixth graders and parents. High awareness and participation rates were seen, and "Unpuffables" provided an opportunity to discuss smoking at home, motivating smokers to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family Environment, Health Education