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School violence does not always involve a shooting or a knife.  It can be verbal, alcoholic, drug related or a sexual assault.  This page is designed to address those issues where the violence is mainly focused against one student, whether it be from a group of students or from just a single student.  

School yard bullying usually leads to confrontations that are appearing more and more on my list when the bullied student strikes back against his/her attacker with a weapon.  Hopefully, the following link can help the bully, the bullied, the school and the parents of each student to put an end to school yard bullying.

Bully Free

Guidelines 4 Schools

Students Against Student Shootings

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Stop Bullying Campaign

Teenagers often experiment with alcohol at parties, and the results are almost always disastrous.  However, there are times when the students are doing everything right when a drunk driver (whether it be an adult or another student) slams into them and ends their young lives.  Those can be the hardest deaths to accept, knowing that your child was in the right and somebody else made a terrible decision to drink and drive.  Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure all are educated on the dangers of drinking and driving.

Addictive Behaviors: Beyond Drugs and Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness

Alcoholism and Addiction Intervention

Focus Adolescent Services

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Lakeview Health - Alcohol and Your Family Tree

Students Against Drunk Driving

Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

Teenagers often experiment with drugs as well, even mixing them with alcohol at the aforementioned parties.  The results, once again, are almost always disastrous.  What's worse is that some of the teenagers are buying their drugs from adults.  Illegal drug makers are always improving the potency of their drugs and the teens are all too eager to show their coolness by smoking a joint or popping a pill.  Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure all are educated on the dangers of illegal drugs.  (Add to that prescription drugs that teens sometimes give to their friends even though that friend may have a fatal allergic reaction to the drug.  And overdosing on over the counter drugs.)

Alcohol and Drug Prevention Resources

American Cancer Society

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

Drug Free.Org

Drug Prevention 4 Teens

Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart

Lakeview Health - Teen Drug Evolution: A Parents Resource Guide

Medicine Abuse Project (sort by stories)

Michael's House Drug Detox

Morning Side Recovery

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Quit Day

Recognizing an Addiction

Signs of Addiction and Drug Use

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Anti Drug

The Guide to Keeping Your Job Before, During and After Rehab

Teenagers often become sexually active before their parents are ready for them to accept the fact that their children are maturing.  That's not to say that teens always make the right choice when it comes to sexual activity.  But the sexual activity I'm talking about here is the one that is forced upon the teen through an assault, abuse and rape.  Some sick bastard out there created a drug (Rohypnol) that can be slipped into a drink where it dissolves completely and causes the drinker to loose conscience completely.  During this time, the drinker is usually sexually assaulted or raped by the person who put the drug into the drink in the first place.  Date rape is also known to happen this way.  Hopefully, the following few links can help the students, parents and the school to ensure that all are educated on the dangers of forced sexual activity.

Hope for Healing

Rape Recovery Center

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