NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 3, 2008
The Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study found that the 10 deadliest hotspots for fatal teen crashes among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas (a central city and its surrounding counties) from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are:
WASHINGTON D.C. (PRWEB) March 10, 2011
Government and school officials convened today at The White House for the 2011 Bullying Prevention Summit; declaring their dedication to establishing new programs, initiatives and tools for students, parents and educators in the fight against youth on youth abuse.
Yet despite the magnitude of these efforts, the glare of a national spotlight, and intensive societal focus – the fact is bullying is getting worse.
Every 7 minutes, a child is bullied * 77% of America’s children have faced verbal, mental or physical abuse at the hands of a peer (Department of Justice)* 32% of parents fear for their child’s safety at school (Gallup News Service) * Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans. (CDC)
“Current bullying initiatives are killing our children. We are going about this all wrong. Let’s back it way up – stop merely spouting the prescribed rhetoric and alter our preliminary intent – to raise compassionate, kind, strong children.” — Janine Driver, March 10, 2011 –
Research has shown that information processing and subsequent behavior is tied to a 4-tiered process: 1. Intent; 2. Body Language; 3. Thought; 4. Words.
Current anti-bullying strategies focus on a reactive structure – bullies are simply told to stop, and victims are encouraged to tell the closest adult. When focused on the tail end of this process – thought and words – it is simply too late.
THE KIND KID REVOLUTION utilizes these scientific breakthroughs – turning current strategies on end – to create a strong foundation in each child. The 4-part process challenges schools, parents and children to reevaluate their behavior, revamp their communication strategies and challenge one another to find the greatness in every person and every interaction, even in the “bullies”.
Step 1. INTENT: The current goal to end bullying and keep kids safe – yet an undeniable escalation continues. Instead, the intent should be to promote compassion, kindness and strength in our children. Assign the kids the behavior we want them to demonstrate, instead of focusing on the conduct we want to avoid. Simple yet successful – positive goals will translate into positive results.
Step 2. BODY LANGUAGE: Driver encourages the use of specific techniques proven to facilitate positive interaction, reduce stress and encourage cooperation. All parties involved will benefit by utilizing The Belly Button Rule (face the core of your body towards the children involved in the conflict, it demonstrates immediate respect), Body Leveraging (when your body is above that of the children in conflict; by not lowering your body, you may close down the victim, while at the same time empower the student who isn’t being kind and compassionate) and The Beggars Pose (palm of your hand open and facing up, which sends the message that you are open to discussion) whether confronting a bully or consoling a victim.
Step 3. THOUGHT: As intent and body language are corrected, thought naturally follow an appropriate course.
Step 4. WORDS: It is time to change our linguistic approach to handle the problem of bullying in a more effective manner. The human brain is unable to effectively process NO or DON’T – using these as the pillars of our anti-bullying campaign is ineffective at best – at worst, it enhances and encourages abusive behavior. The Kind Kid Revolution focuses on bringing a new vocabulary set forward, one that will increase rapport among peers, promote quality character traits and restore our school communities. For instance, instead of saying, “NO BULLYING!” or “STOP BULLYING!” change the language to say, “KENNEDY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ARE KIND AND COMPASSIONATE AND STRONG!”
Sending your 5 year old off to kindergartenonly to have him labeled a bully within a week because he likes to hug the other kids | Feeling helpless as your 7th grader faces a new assault every day | Giving your college bound teen an extra hundred dollars for laundry as you kiss her goodbye – two weeks later, she’s dead at her own hands because she was tortured by bullies.
“As a mother, I’m crying out for America to work together so no child dreads the dawn of another school day or concludes that taking their own life is the only way to stop the vicious cycle of abuse,” says Driver. “By talking about this issue, President Obama is on the right track. Now all we need to do is re-focus our focus and get our educators, parents, and mentors assigning kids the traits we want them to have, instead of the traits we don’t want them to have!”
Janine Driver is New York Times Best Selling Author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK: The 7-Day Plan on Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want. Driver is also an expert in Human Behavior and Communication, specifically in the fields of body language and verbal manipulation. Sixteen years in federal law enforcement provided a startling look at the psychology of the bully – their mindset, motivation and methods. She continually trains thousands – law enforcement, business and children – to harness the power of interpersonal communication. Her expertise is sought by Fortune 500 companies and media outlets such as NBC’s The Today Show, Fox News, CBS, and ABC. She has been quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Psychology Today, and countless others.
HOW TO APPLY: Schools, parents, mentors, and student council boards may apply to be considered to participate in the 1-day training pilot program called, “THE KIND KIDS REVOLUTION” by e-mailing Driver personally at email@example.com with a 200-word (or less) response on why your school should be chosen. The schools chosen to participate in the pilot program will incur NO COST regarding training fees. Driver is donating her time and expertise to help save America’s children.
DUE DATE: April 15, 2011. The pilot program is limited to three schools, so APPLY TODAY!
MEDIA INTERVIEWS: To interview Human Communication/Body Language Expert Janine Driver please contact the Body Language Institute’s Director of Creative Content Rebecca Maguire at 703-203-6945.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
Matrix Direct, a nationwide leader in direct-to-consumer term life insurance products, today released a new infographic showing which jobs put American workers at the greatest risk of dying.
The informative and innovative infographic can be seen by visiting http://www.matrixdirect.com/about-us/insurance-education/is-your-job-killing-you. By sharing the infographic on Social Media or blogs, consumers can help Matrix Direct spread the word about Americas most dangerous jobs.
The new infographic illustrates that work-related accidents and mishaps are a leading cause of death in the United States every year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,547 Americans died on the job in 2010. Thats 23% less than 2000, when 5,915 people died at work, but still an alarming number of work-related deaths.
The statistics also mean that in 2010, about 3.5 workers died for every 100,000 people who are employed in the United States. While the odds of dying on the job are not as great as being killed in a car accident or in other more common causes of death, work-related deaths still claim thousands of Americans every year.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs
According to the U.S. government statistics, the most dangerous jobs in 2010 were (listed in descending order, with the most dangerous on top):
Mining Machine Operator
Industrial Machine Repairman
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In some cases, workers in dangerous professions may be excluded from buying term life insurance, due to the higher-than-normal risks of death associated with their work. For those workers, an Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance policy might provide some type of financial protection against serious injury or death in on-the-job accidents.
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1: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(PRWEB) April 04, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client, who was charged with possession of a deadly weapon, recently had his sentence reduced to community service instead of jail time. The client was represented by knowledgeable and experienced Orange County criminal lawyer, Christopher Lee.
My client was at the wrong place at the wrong time, said Mr. Lee. I negotiated with the prosecution and convinced them that there is a distinction between a person possessing a deadly weapon ready to do harm or evil and a person maintaining a weapon for self defense.
According to court record from Orange County Superior Court Central Justice Center, the incident began when the client fell asleep in his car in the parking lot of his place of employment. The client had a substantial commute and in order to get to work on time and avoid traffic would many times arrive early to work and rest in his car prior to his work shift. After noticing that the client was asleep in a parked car, a worried nearby neighbor called the police claiming there was a suspicious vehicle and possible burglar in the area. When the police arrived to investigate the claims made by the neighbors call, they searched the interior of the clients vehicle and found a collapsible baton. Consequently, the client was arrested and taken into custody for possession of a deadly weapon.
After being charged with possession of a deadly weapon the client faced a maximum sentence of one year in the county jail and $ 1,000 in fines according to court documents. In addition to the maximum sentence, the client faced a mandatory sentence of 60 days in the county jail. Attorney Christopher Lee, committed to earning the best possible outcome for the client in the case, quickly gathered information related to a defense. Mr. Lee provided the District Attorney with the full facts of the case and presented evidence that the client kept the baton in his car in case he needed it for his own protection. Mr. Lee also provided evidence that this was a reasonable concern for the client, as the clients home had recently been broken into on two separate occasions.
After negotiating with Mr. Lee and learning the behind the scenes facts of the case, the District Attorney offered community service labor as the sentence for the charges against the client according to court record. As a result, the client was able to avoid spending at least 60 days in the county jail and was only required to complete 24 hours, or three days of community service labor.
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About Wallin & Klarich
As a premiere criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich ( http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected, we take the fear out of the legal fight.