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Preventing School Shootings: the Use of Threat Assessment in Schools

School Shooting in the US: How Far Have We Come? School shootings in the United States are a statistically rare, albeit devastating, occurrence. There have been many efforts to address school shootings ranging from the Safe School Initiative to spending… Continue Reading →

Taylor Alesana, Conversion Therapy, and the Treatment of Transgender Youth

Taylor Alesana, a 16 year-old from California tragically took her own life on April 2, 2015 after being bullied for being transgender. Taylor became popular on her YouTube channel for her makeup tutorials and her candid advice to other transgender… Continue Reading →

Unaccompanied Alien Children and the Lack of Legal Representation

The problem of unaccompanied alien children coming to the U.S. is a massive, complex, and urgent one. In 2014, roughly 60,000 to 90,000 unaccompanied children crossed the southern border of the United States.  That number is up from approximately 21,000 in 2013… Continue Reading →

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