Entries by Bruce Newburger

Vaping: What You Need to Know

by Dr. Carly Wilbur University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Vaping refers to the inhalation of aerosolized particles of a drug (nicotine or marijuana)  mixed with flavoring. Most vaping  devices  contain a battery for power, a heating  element, a place to insert the drug-containing liquid that will be heated  until it vaporizes, and a […]

After a Suicide: Answering Student Questions and Providing Support

by Dr. Scott Poland Co-Director of the  Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Richard Lieberman, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California The aftermath of a youth suicide is a sad and challenging time for a school.  Postvention has become synonymous with the challenging aftermath of suicide and few events […]

The Ohio Association of Student Councils: Teaching Valuable Leadership Skills in Grades 6 – 12

OASC representative Anthony Paletta (third from right) and the psi team help raise money for OASC’s Northeast Ohio Chapter. Since 1953, the Ohio Association of Student Councils (soon to be the Ohio Association of Student Leaders in January 2020) has been dedicated to the teaching of leadership skills, organizational skills, and people  skills valuable  to the members […]

Staff and Student Trainings for SY 2019-2020

Schedule now for your 2019-2020 staff and student trainings! Safety and Violence Prevention Training (now includes the  required 2-hour mental health component) CPR/AED/First Aid Training Anti-Bullying Programs Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training Bloodborne Pathogen Training Diabetes Education – HB 264 PBIS / RTI LifeAct Programs Communicable Disease Epinephrine Auto Injector Training Crisis Intervention Team Training and […]

psi Sponsors: LifeAct’s 2019 Into the Light Walk!

The 14th annual LifeAct Into the Light Walk took  place recently on May 5, 2019.  This year’s event  brought in roughly 900 registered walkers,  students, volunteers, sponsors  and choir members. psi was part of a record-breaking number of sponsors  this year!  University Hospitals  and 91.3 The Summit were two  of the 20 partner sponsors  that […]