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Supporting Student Sexual Assault Victims

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The news is filled with stories of people coming forward years later about their experiences of sexual assault. Many may question why they have taken so long to talk about what happened to them. The reality is that is not our business. Every person responds to trauma like sexual assault differently. Post-traumatic stress, anxiety about coming forward, and fear of being blamed are all realities for many victims. The fact remains that it does not matter when they come out, it’s important that they want to and it can often protect others from becoming victims.

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Working on Behavior with Character Education

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A growing problem in schools across the country is misbehavior within classrooms. This used to be predominately a concern at the middle school and high school level. Now, elementary schools are searching for ways to work on problem behaviors. It is no longer acceptable to write up a student and give them detention. All of a child’s needs must be addressed, and it’s crucial to look at what may be causing the behaviors. This means being proactive. Schools need to implement programs which will assist students in identifying what is bothering them before they act out.

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The Importance of Character Education

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Schools across the country are struggling with an epidemic. This epidemic is nothing new, yet it seems to be intensifying in recent years. What is it? It’s bullying others within the school. This may be because a child looks different, acts different, or something else completely unrelated. Many times, it may be due to their cultural or religious beliefs, or perhaps their sexual identification. Whatever the reason, bullying is indeed an epidemic that teachers and other school professionals are witnessing more than ever before in US schools. Thanks to this, many students have a difficult time concentrating in the classrooms and many report feeling uncomfortable and even not welcomed because of the lack of support.

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