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May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

December 14, 2016

Families of Newtown School Shooting Victims Praise New Mental Health Law

Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.

October 19, 2016

Watch: Child Trauma Survivors Reunite With the Adults Who Made a Difference

An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.

September 15, 2016

Districts to Promote Student Resilience Using $5 Million in New Federal Grants

A new $5 million federal grant program promotes school-based efforts to nurture students' resilience following community unrest.

April 22, 2016

Youth Suicide Rates Have Climbed Since 1999, Data Show

Suicide rates have climbed among children and young adults in the 10-14 and 15-24 age groups since 1999, mirroring trends in the population as a whole, new federal data show.

January 15, 2016

Federal Officials Urge Collaboration Between Schools, Health Care Providers

Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

September 09, 2015

Screen Teens for Depression, Task Force Recommends

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has recommended depression screenings for teens, but also says evidence is lacking about such screenings for younger children.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

June 17, 2015

Suicide Prevention on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to Be Aided by Federal Grant

Seven teenagers have killed themselves in recent months on the 2 million-acre reservation, which is home to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

May 27, 2015

Suicide and Mental Health: New Resources Inform Teachers About Warning Signs

New online training materials will help teachers recognize warning signs of suicide and mental health issues in students so that they know when to ask for help, a coalition of groups said.

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