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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Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities in elevating the social/emotional health and creating positive self-concepts in children. Dr. Wilkerson is the author of Trekking: Searching for Love and Self-Esteem, If Jesus Had a Child, and the nationally-acclaimed ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) Program that incorporates research-based, best practices in parenting and teaching.
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