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When Tragedy Strikes Home: Possible Reasons Why Violent Youths Fall Through the Cracks

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According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, the number of homicide victims ages 15-17 has declined, but the percentage killed by firearms remains high. To hear of a school killing or shooting anywhere is tragic. However it often has an even greater impact when that violence hits close to home. Access to federally funded programs for preventing violence; school counseling; and programs such as Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) for difficult youths aren't always enough to manage their deep needs. Join Tamara Hill, a licensed and trauma certified child and adolescent therapist, as she explains why we must come together as a community to not only understand the violent behavior but diminish it. In this first session of a two-part series, Tamara will provide a multi-dimensional perspective and explore some of the potential reasons why violent youths fall through the cracks of our school systems.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Counseling, Diversity & SEL, School Safety
Tags: administrator resources, counseling, school safety, school violence, shootings, violent triggers, violent youths

Reviews (28)

Full Member
Great presentation. We all need to come together on this matter, because our students are suffering and our teachers in the classroom donít know what to do,
And donít know how to handle the situation.
Basic Member
Thank you!
Good information!
very informative
Nice work
Full Member
For 20 years, I served as an educational diagnostician in a youth correctional facility. I recognize and I can relate to many of the scenarios and behaviors mentioned; especially, the mental health challenges. Unfortunately, some families minimize mental health challenges and unknowingly normalize behaviors. While other families, ignore certain behavioral situations or behavioral tendencies and remark - "that's just the way they are." Still others will say, so what "everybody got problems." I believe as parents and students become more knowledgeable with regard to mental health and violent behaviors, the more we are able to assist families in ways of not normalizing mental health issues. I strongly believe relationships and resources are key components in helping families and youth address and recognize mental health issues and violent behaviors.
Very informative.
Wonderful and informative presentation. Mental health is the key.
Full Member
Relationships are key. Thanks.
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