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Becker, Jody; Carr, Barbara L.; Knapp, Gillian R.; Giraldo, Luis Gustavo – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In the spring of 2017, the "Harvard Educational Review" ("HER") published the first part of a symposium on the intersection of incarceration and education. That collection of articles offers scholarly perspectives on the purpose, challenges, and potential of education in carceral settings, as well as the origins and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Parent Participation, Technology Uses in Education, Juvenile Justice
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Stuber, Jennifer; Quinnett, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2013
During its 2012 legislative session, Washington State passed ESHB 2366, otherwise known as the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Act of 2012. ESHB 2366 is a significant legislative achievement as it is the first law in the country to require certain health professionals to obtain continuing education in the assessment,…
Descriptors: Suicide, Primary Health Care, Health Personnel, Prevention
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Duran, Bonnie; Magarati, Maya; Parker, Myra; Egashira, Leo; Kipp, Billie Jo – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2013
This article describes the activities of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) at the University of Washington, Washington State, in collaborating with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to examine alcohol, drug, and mental health issues among Native students. The authors provide first steps for the development of culturally…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Wellness, Health Promotion, Substance Abuse
Holladay, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The word "cyberbullying" didn't even exist a decade ago, yet the problem is pervasive today. Simply put, cyberbullying is the repeated use of technology to harass, humiliate, or threaten. When people take to the keyboard or cell phone and craft messages of hate or malice about a specific person, cyberbullying is emerging. And unlike…
Descriptors: Discipline, Computers, Handheld Devices, Middle Schools
Holladay, Jennifer – Teaching Tolerance, 2010
Cyberbullying is the repeated use of technology to harass, humiliate, or threaten. Unlike most types of traditional bullying, it comes with a wide audience. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of youths have been targeted by cyberbullies, and those experiences produce damaging consequences--everything from a decline in academic performance to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Safety, Empathy, Teaching Methods
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2010
High-caffeine soft drinks have existed in the United States since at least the 1980s beginning with Jolt Cola. Energy drinks, which have caffeine as their primary "energy" component, began being marketed as a separate beverage category in the United States in 1997 with the introduction of the Austrian import Red Bull. Energy drink…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Stimulants, Drinking, College Students
Communique, 2010
In honor of National School Psychology Week, the NASP Government and Professional Relations (GPR) and Communications committees and NASP staff joined forces on a campaign to help elected officials on Capitol Hill learn about the positive contributions of school psychologists and how their services impact student mental health and learning. This…
Descriptors: International Schools, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, School Psychology
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2009
Alcohol is all too often seen as an accepted part of college life, but there are programs that can significantly reduce students' risky drinking, according to a series of studies in a special college drinking supplement of the "Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs." Fourteen studies detail results of projects funded by the National…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Prevention, College Students
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Brown, Eric C.; Graham, John W.; Hawkins, J. David; Arthur, Michael W.; Baldwin, Megan M.; Oesterle, Sabrina; Briney, John S.; Catalano, Richard F.; Abbott, Robert D. – Evaluation Review, 2009
Communities That Care (CTC) is a prevention system designed to reduce adolescent substance use and delinquency through the selection of effective preventive interventions tailored to a community's specific profile of risk and protection. A community-randomized trial of CTC, the Community Youth Development Study, is currently being conducted in 24…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Community Characteristics, Prevention
Ross, Virginia; DeJong, William – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2008
Although any new undertaking is exciting because of the opportunities it may bring, the transition to college life also brings new pressures and uncertainties. From the shelter of home, young people emerge into a new culture, with a new environment for success. Here they are their own masters, often far from the vigilance of parents and the…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, College Freshmen, Student Behavior
DeJong, William; Vehige, Tamara – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2008
The presence of a college or university in a community can greatly enrich the lives of long-term residents, intellectually, culturally, and financially. But students who live, work, and play in nearby neighborhoods can sometimes create enormous problems, putting a strain on campus and community relations and compromising the health and safety of…
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Use, Prevention, College Students
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2008
Earthquakes are low-probability, high-consequence events. Though they may occur only once in the life of a school, they can have devastating, irreversible consequences. Moderate earthquakes can cause serious damage to building contents and non-structural building systems, serious injury to students and staff, and disruption of building operations.…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Injuries, Risk, School Safety
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Health Education & Behavior, 2007
This article is included in the Practice Notes section of this journal, which is intended to keep readers informed about health education practice around the country. It is an attempt to spread the word about exemplary strategies, initiatives, and programs and share successes in overcoming obstacles or challenges. In this article, two programs are…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Infant Mortality, Program Effectiveness
Zimmerman, Robert – Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, 2004
Changing the environment that affects decisions about use of alcohol and other drugs has emerged as a key to reducing substance use problems among college and university students. The student environment, however, is not limited to the campus. Education, counseling, and campus-based prevention policies and activities cannot succeed if a campus is…
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Use, College Students, Colleges
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
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