Why Prevention Education Helps Secondary Students

As the summer unfolds, administrators are proactively seeking new prevention solutions for the upcoming school year. Summer is the perfect time to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead, ensuring that students are equipped with the skills and support they need to thrive.

Strategies for Fostering Positive Relationships With School Resource Officers

As students, educators and staff, we all want to feel safe in our schools. One way that schools try to ensure this is by having School Resource Officers (SROs) on campus. SROs are law enforcement officers who are assigned to work in schools to help maintain a safe and secure learning environment. Not only can […]

3 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation Skills to Students

With dramatic increases in students with anxiety and trauma from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), educators must address emotional challenges in the classroom and rethink discipline. Research has shown that “children who have difficulty regulating their emotions have trouble learning in the classroom and are less productive and accurate when completing assignments,” (Graziano, Reavis, Keane, & […]

5 Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Students are about to be flooding into your classroom again. While this is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Whether this is your first time in a classroom or you are a seasoned veteran, we hope you find these tips useful as you start this new year. Here are 5 practical steps you can take […]

What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

What is Social Emotional Learning?  Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is a framework that teaches the life skills people need to understand themselves and other people. 

Trauma-Informed Schools: Helping Traumatized Students Succeed

One out of every 4 students have been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. Trauma comes in many forms, from living in extreme poverty or neglect, to experiencing difficult events like bullying, school shootings, community violence, or physical or sexual violence, to divorce or death of a loved one. With […]

Best School-Based Practices to Reduce Underage Drinking

Many educators and school leaders want to do more to prevent and reduce underage drinking. However, this is not an easy task. Teens constantly face peer pressure and natural curiosity, which both lead them to experiment with alcohol. Focus your school-based intervention program on behavioral, cognitive, and social skill-building in addition to character education and […]

What DEI Really Means

These days, there is a growing emphasis on DEI in schools and organizations around the world, and for good reason. Diversity, equity, and inclusion – which, together, form the term DEI – are each important components of an organization’s or institution’s strategic efforts to promote diverse stakeholders’ viewpoints throughout its structure. Research has shown that […]

Signs of Teen Substance Use

We all know that adolescence can be a challenging phase, and sometimes teens turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. As a parent, it can be scary to consider that your child may be drinking, vaping, or using drugs. Are you aware of the common issues that teens face? While teen mood swings are […]