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Clinic Offers Expert on School Shootings

Dr. Stuart Twemlow MD, a psychiatrist at The Menninger Clinic in Houston and an international expert on school and community violence, is available to comment on the recent shoot shootings. He has advised the FBI on threat assessment and school violence. He also has consulted with several cities on workplace climate, school climate and threat assessment.

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National Expert on School Violence Available

Former director of the National Emergency Assistance team and a well-known expert on school violence is available for comment on recent school shootings.

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University of Virginia Experts on School Violence

University of Virginia professors Dewey Cornell and Peter Sheras, both clinical psychologists in the Curry School of Education and experts on violence and school safety, can help to put into perspective recent violent events in schools across the country and reactions to them.

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Experts Available to Discuss Recent Spate of U.S. School Shootings

Three school shootings across the country in less than a week have put parents on edge and officials on alert as America again grapples with classroom tragedies. West Virginia University has two experts available who can discuss the situation, from public safety aspects to the psychology of those who wield guns in anger.

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Experts Available on Bereavement and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Regarding School Shootings

Teachers College, Columbia University, offers two experts whose work includes the study of bereavement in parents who lose children to a traumatic death, resilience of people who have experienced life trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder in children.

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Experts Available to Comment on School Shootings

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Two experts on school violence and aggression are available to offer commentary on school shootings in Lancaster County, Pa., Wisconsin and Colorado and the school lockdowns in response to a gunman at two Las Vegas schools.

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School Violence Prevention Experts Available for Comment

The University of Oregon College of Education Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior is a nationally consulted center dealing with prevention of violence. Jeff Sprague and Tom Dishion have consulted with school districts in the United States and internationally.Sprague is also an expert on constructing safe school buildings.

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Reforms to Licensed Gun Dealer Sales Practices Reduce Supply of New Guns to Criminals

Reforms to the sales practices of a licensed gun store"”which prior to May 1999, sold more than half of the guns recovered from criminals in Milwaukee"”resulted in a 44 percent decrease in the flow of new guns to criminals in the city, according to a new study from researchers with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Gun Policy and Research.

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School Violence-Prevention Programs Improve Behavior of At-Risk Students

School-based programs can curb aggressive behaviors in students, according to a new systematic review. Moreover, troubled youth can be helped throughout their student years. "The improvements can be achieved in both primary and secondary school age groups," says the report.

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Book Provides Lesson Plans Focusing on Bullying

A University of North Texas associate professor of counseling has written a new book that provides lesson plans that school counselors and teachers can use to increase the self esteem of students who are bullied and help them work through their anger at being bullied.







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