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Getting to School: The Balance Between Safety and Independence

By Allison Amy Wedell I don’t know about you, but to me it feels like about a third of my life as a parent has been spent thinking about all the awful things that could happen to my child. If … Continue reading

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment

By Amanda C. Symmes, LICSW We live in a time when trauma seems to be everywhere. Divorce is not uncommon. There have been numerous shootings in schools. Drugs and suicide continue to steal people every day. Poverty and abuse overwhelm, … Continue reading

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Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

By Alison Feigh, author of I Can Play It Safe and program coordinator at the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. This post was originally published October 25, 2012. Parents seem to be extra aware of safety when Halloween rolls around. It makes … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect: School Safety Drills with Young Children

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the Cold War. Because our Air Force base had some of the Minuteman missiles (which carried nuclear warheads), the prevailing sense was that we were pretty high up on … Continue reading

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Safety Safari

By Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy April 20–24 is National Playground Safety Week. To celebrate, here is a post from the authors of A Moving Child Is a Learning Child. Kids Are Born Risk Takers Kids are born risk takers, … Continue reading

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