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As a Domestic Violence coordinator, I have not experienced having to actually work with school violence. What would be your recommendations to those of us who may be faced with this situation but would not...
Mrs. Martin
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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09/15/2010
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Are there any materials designed to assist parents coping with this type of trauma, who are also trying to help their children deal with the incident?
S. Harrison
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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Are there state funded counseling services available for victims of school violence? If so, are those services offered to the victims immediate family?
A.J. Glenn
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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What role do you think high school violence prevention classes, particularly dating violence awareness and prevention classes, can have in helping schools recover from incidents of violence?
Helen
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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How do you deal with the mentally disturbed child who witnesses a violent school incident and now returns to the school and acts out the incidet but may not understand what has just occurred and frightens ...
Cosco
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
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Do you see the Federal Government creating "SOPs" to put in place Nationally to act as a template for LEO and other Victim assistance groups?
AMNegron
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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As a Victim Assistance Program, what would be your suggestion on cooperating with the school administration know services are available to help the students and their families after an incident of violence...
Nathalie
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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I hope to never have a school incident, but from a preventive standpoint, how can Law Enforcement make the public understand the importance of police presence in the schools and necessity to train and run ...
Mark
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
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Have you found that communities benefit from holding annual memorial observances in honor of the victims of school violence? My concern would be retraumatizing students who are already in such a vulnerable...
Celia
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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Historically, what roles have police departments played (outside the realm of criminal investigation) in assisting victims after a school violence event? Have any practices been identified as particularly...
N.M. Etheridge
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
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Are you aware of "Restorative Practice" and if so how could Restorative Practice and Philosophy dovetail with assisting communities?
James Crowley
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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Please discuss the benefits and challenges of co-locating victim support services in the school after incidents of school violence. What are your recommendations around what is best for the students in thi...
Mitru Ciarlante
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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What can law enforcement contribute to showing the community that we are being proactive and being trained to help the community when a school incident occurs.
Cosco
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
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What is the quickest, yet most effective way to assist a community after incidents of school violence?
Mrs. Martin
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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What suggestions do you have for how to respond to a child that is a victim of violence at school but is afraid to report it to the proper authorities because he or she is afraid of confidentiality rules b...
Mrs. Martin
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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Another question from the Victimology & Victim Services course students at Becker College... Mr. Newgass, What is the most difficult part of helping not only the school community, but the entire commun...
Prof. K. Woods
09/15/2010
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Cosco
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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From the students in the Victimology & Victim Services course at Becker College... Mr. Newgass, have there been any studies done that indicate the best measures for dealing with victims of school viole...
Prof. K. Woods
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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As a state crime victim coordinator, I am unfamiliar with this subject. What would be your recommendations to those of us at the state level who have not worked in this area of crime victim services? Tha...
Anne Litecky
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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What are some best practices regarding following up with victims long after the incident has occurred? Should we maintain contact after they have left the school system?
JR Lohem
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
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In your experience, how do you best deal with the media?
Lily
09/15/2010
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Scott Newgass
09/15/2010
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