Researchers from the University of South Carolina received Department of Justice (DOJ) funding to investigate school safety and mental health in the "Interconnecting PBIS and School Mental Health to Improve School Safety: A Randomized Trial" study.
The truth is, the roles of security workers have become more crucial to public safety than ever, and their voices need to be heard. We must take this time as an opportunity to drive change and improve the livelihood of our forgotten frontline workers.
Due to a large portion of calls coming into the Johns Hopkins University Officer of Campus Safety and Security being mental health related, the University has decided to pilot a new program to better equip its security team to handle and respond.
U.S. employers are expanding efforts to enhance their employees’ wellbeing as they map out a benefit strategy for operating in a post-pandemic environment. These initiatives come as less than three in 10 employers say their wellbeing (29%) and caregiving (27%) programs have been effective at supporting employees during the pandemic.
The Department of Justice announced awards from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling $2.6 million to four jurisdictions to disrupt and mitigate threats of violence. The funds support state and local prosecutors and investigators who seek expertise from mental health and threat assessment experts to identify these individuals and prevent violent acts.
Research by the UK Household Longitudinal Study compared health behaviors reported in four waves of the main Understanding Society survey, between 2015 and 2019. They also used data from the COVID-19 survey collected in April 2020.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced “Bridge to School,” a Citywide initiative for the 2020-21 school year focused on the social and emotional well-being of students and adults in order to create a safe, supportive learning environment that confronts the trauma caused by the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, schools will be equipped to integrate trauma-informed practices into school reopening, and build off of last year’s major expansion of mental health supports in schools.