ARK’s president, Dr. B Glenn Wilkerson, recently co-authored a Houston Chronicle opinion essay with Dr. Robert Brooks, a clinical psychologist on the part-time faculty of Harvard Medical School, to address the role schools can play in preventing school violence by implementing ongoing research-based programs that help teachers create nurturing classroom environments and caring relationships with students.

The essay (which outlines fundamental differences between “emotional health” and mental health) sites evidence that shows giving attention to our children’s emotional health is a key element in reducing school violence, elevating academic performance and fostering positive student behavior. To read the full article, click here.

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