New study examines the evidence on youth violence in social media

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A new study from Dr. Desmond Patton at the University of Michigan School of Social Work was just published that demonstrates that youth violence, including bullying, gang violence, and self-directed violence, increasingly occurs in the online space.   The research team reviewed over 56 articles published between 2001 and 2013 on youth violence and online social media and found that  while …

Social Justice Forum on Gun Control & Violence

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This past Friday, I attended a forum with a focus on gun control, gun violence, and social justice solutions. As a brief introduction, the speakers at this event were: Dr. Desmond Patton – his “research is broadly focused on urban African American male development and identity. He is specifically interested in the mechanisms and processes underlying how African American adolescent …