School shootings are on the increase and it often seems like another shooting is just a matter of time. The emphasis on “encouragement groups”, as a method of preventing gun violence, is dealt with in practical terms. Students will learn to help each other before a perpetrator becomes discouraged enough to shoot other children. The reader will also experience the logic of a young person who verbalizes suicidal ideations and another who develops an eating disorder. Varying strategies to overcome these obstacles is also presented.
Craig Carpenter is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor of 38 years with Doctoral Degrees from Arizona State University and Drew University (Madison, New Jersey). He and his wife have been married for over 50 years and have four boys and six grandchildren.