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This is good news. “Youth homicide rates reached a 30-year low in 2010, following a fluctuating but generally downward trend since 1994.” Unfortunately, the downward trend is slowest for adolescents and young adults in the higher risk groups.

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Are you teaching a study skills group? Need some ideas on note taking systems? The Cornell system is popular and effective. Check it out here.

Are you part of your school’s threat assessment/crisis prevention team? Did you know that the Secret Service and the Department of Education had resources (pdf) available to help you out?

The National Career Development Association “inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.” Some great resources here.

The push toward bullying prevention is starting to shift away from specific, targeted programs and back toward character education as a proactive means of reducing bullying incidents. Character Counts provides a number of resources and training opportunities in this area.