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July 7, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been summoned to Washington by President Clinton to speak on the causes and prevention of school violence. She has advised the Board of Education in Kobe, Japan, on coping with the social and psychological impacts of the 1995 Kobe earthquake. She serves as a member of the National Assessment Team convened by the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has been summoned to Washington by President Clinton to speak on the causes and prevention of school violence. She has advised the Board of Education in Kobe, Japan, on coping with the social and psychological impacts of the 1995 Kobe earthquake. She serves as a member of the National Assessment Team convened by the U.S.
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December 2, 1998 | SUE FOX
The Anti-Defamation League will host a panel discussion for parents tonight about teaching children to reject hatred and prejudice. With brutal crimes such as the Wyoming slaying of gay college student Matthew Shepard making national news, and hate rhetoric on the Internet, the event seeks to offer "information and insight [that] can help broach a difficult issue," said organizer Nancy Zangwill, the ADL's associate director of community service.
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March 6, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time of a severe school counselor shortage in California, Santana High School assigned one counselor just to mediate conflicts and help students manage their anger. Administrators bought extra phones, one for every classroom. And additional radios and loudspeakers were installed--all meant to spread word of trouble quickly across the sprawling campus of nearly 2,000 students. Principal Karen Degischer had even undergone SWAT training, so she would know how to handle a hostage situation.
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April 19, 2007 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
A persecution complex. Paranoid schizophrenia. Psychotic depression, with both homicidal and suicidal characteristics. Severe bipolar disorder. Though no one can now diagnose Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho, mental health experts who watched his videotaped message about Monday's rampage say there was evidence of all of those mental disorders. His desire to kill others as well as himself is "not an unusual combination for a school shooter," said Dr.
OPINION
August 11, 2003
The Journal of the American Medical Assn. published a special issue this month on violence and human rights. Amid reports on the psychological effects of terrorist attacks on Israel and of land-mine injuries in Afghanistan is a study on treating post-traumatic stress disorder -- in East Los Angeles sixth-graders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They didn't know each other. They didn't even speak the same language. But when Japanese students who survived the Kobe earthquake met local students--survivors of the Northridge quake--they quickly discovered common ground. "We are bound by an earthquake," John Lim, a Van Nuys High School student, told the group during a gathering Monday at Millikan Middle School. "Otherwise we wouldn't be able to be together this way."
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April 28, 1996 | DEB RIECHMANN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two years ago in Butte, Mont., a fourth-grader fatally shot another student in the back of the head with a .22-caliber pistol. Margaret Leary Elementary School Principal Kate Stetzner grabbed the phone, called 911 and began shouting, "Get a nurse! Get the kids away! Get the kids away! Get the kids away!" Still on the phone with the 911 operator, the principal turned to the student who fired the fatal shot to ask, "Where is the gun, honey? Did you bring the gun to school?
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February 18, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though almost a year has passed since the massacre at Columbine High School, campus shootings were on the minds of Ventura County school administrators as they met for a Thursday morning workshop about crisis response. About 30 assistant principals from Moorpark to Mupu attended the seminar at the Ventura County superintendent of schools office, where they reviewed safety plans and school maps and brainstormed how to prevent and handle disasters.
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March 4, 2005 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
A new survey of Los Angeles sixth-graders shows that a vast majority said they had been exposed to violence, either as victims or witnesses. School officials say the findings could help explain an "achievement gap" between pupils in poor, crime-plagued neighborhoods and their more affluent counterparts. The survey, portions of which were released Thursday at a conference on childhood trauma in Alexandria, Va.
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