Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Greater access to mental health resources for students can help prevent tragedies, according to a report issued by the New York State School Boards Association. “While tougher gun control laws and police officers in schools may help improve safety in the short-term, we must address the mental health and social well-being of students in order to reduce school violence in the long-term,” said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. The report, entitled “Tending to Our Youth,” recommends specific actions school districts can take to increase school safety. The full report can be accessed on the NYSSBA website: http://www.nyssba.org/news/2013/03/11/reports/nyssba-report-tackles-school-violence/.