Active Shooter Drills are Tragically Misguided: 

The Atlantic: Erika Christakis: March 2019 Issue
There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.

Youth programs left wanting by California marijuana law

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press
When California voters legalized marijuana, they were promised that part of the tax revenue from pot sales and cultivation would be devoted to programs to teach youth how to avoid substance abuse.

Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says

Edith Bracho-Sanchez, CNN
Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Challenge Success helps O.C. schools monitor students’ mental wellness

Catherine Pearlman, Los Angeles Times
For the last several years the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been steadily working to address the growing incidence of depression, anxiety, suicide and other mental health challenges among its students.

Newport-Mesa school district takes steps to improve program for preventing youth suicide

By / Los Angeles Times / Daily Pilot News
Feb 14, 2018 | 10:25 AM
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is taking steps to improve its program intended to educate staff members and students on ways to prevent youth suicide.

Opinion: Increasing connectedness, reducing suicide risk in local schools

Kathleen Sarmiento, Riverside Press Enterprise
As skepticism grows among school staff, clinicians step up and take the lead.
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