Addressing “13 Reasons Why” in Your Practice

A new series on Netflix titled “13 Reasons Why” follows the story of a teenager who commits suicide and the people she claims had a hand in her decision to kill herself. The series sparked national controversy among parents, educators, administrators, and suicide prevention experts, including concerns in Western Washington. Concerns arose over glorification of suicide…

Promoting a Safe School Climate

Have you read the recently released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results? (Check out our coverage of the results for sexual minority students.)  Many of the results we see could be mitigated through trauma-informed communities and practices in schools. And as many of our readers might know (oftentimes due to direct participation), in Washington State…