Disclaimer: The opinions and information in this article are the views of the author only. They do not represent patch.com or any other entity. This author usually writes articles about community happenings; however, in light of recent events and with the Council Rock School District adopting a new crisis model, the author felt it important to write the piece below. With the continuation of horrific school shootings and lack of sensible gun control laws, many are asking, “What can we do to prevent such acts”? With our local school district moving forward to adopting the ALICE model of school response (https://www.alicetraining.com/; definitely a good reactive model), it is important to evaluate the elements that make up a comprehensive prevention effort, in the absence of better gun laws. It is far too simplistic to blame mental health or parenting practices on these tragedies, and in doing so, clouds public perception and direction of what can be done to minimize risk. Now, a bit of self-disclosure…I am a school psychologist by day at a local school district (not Council Rock). I have a background in crisis prevention/intervention as well as suicidal and homicidal risk assessment. I have worked with and learned from… Read full this story
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