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Violence and Economic Development

Every community across America is jockeying for valuable economic dollars. The issue of funding local services and quality of life greatly depends on the overall safety in a community. The White Elephant in the equation seems to rest in the area of violent crime. And the greater issue is that statistics alone do not tell […]

Dating Violence Prevention in the Green Zone

The American Medical Association reports that 1 out of 5 teens has at some point been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner. This national statistic is both sad and shocking. An alarming 81 percent of parents surveyed believe that dating violence is not a major issue. February is National Dating Violence Prevention Month. […]

Bullying Hits Home

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed in Florida following the tragic suicide of a 12 year old due to cyberbulling. This tragic event occurred following repeated pleas to school officials and others to intervene in the situation. Have we turned into a society of bystanders ? After writing a book on Bullying and […]