Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Violent Strategies to Decrease Violence? How's that Working for Us?

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Our Children Deserve Better
by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez
(Originally published February 2018) 
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Dear individuals, conspiracy theorists, and those who have a difficult time seeing the world beyond their own back yards...


NOBODY is saying you cannot have your guns.

NOBODY is telling you they want to take away your right to bear arms.

NOBODY is indicating we intend to become a country where our citizens are unable to protect themselves. 

What our children are now telling us is:

1. We are tired of being afraid to go to school.

2. We want to have a voice in how our lives are affected by mass shootings.

3. We need to have some realistic and tangible strategies in place that will educate, protect, and allow us to defend ourselves.

4. We want to ensure that protective measures are in place to delay, hinder, and/or prevent people from purchasing the type of weapons that have been used in mass shootings.

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Additionally...How about requiring non-violent crisis prevention intervention (CPI) classes for all of our students, teachers, and administrative staff ?

How about encouraging community based non-violent crisis prevention intervention (CPI) techniques so we can all learn how to de-escalate a situation ?


How about having a more effective method for reporting concerns, addressing threats, and establishing realistic protocols ?

Parents, Teachers, and ALL who are care for children...

Start your own awareness campaign!


Talk to your children.

Discuss a plan for worst case scenarios.

These talks need to happen on a regular basis as school
 and at home.

If you don't know how to have these discussions, seek the advice 
of professionals.

Learn how to be proactive and aware of your surroundings.

Learn about methods to protect yourselves in additional to gun use.

Thinking that increased access to guns is the solution to the problem with mass shootings is naive and gives a 

false sense of security.

Don't try to put a band-aid on a compound fracture.

Look beyond your personal experiences.

Start thinking about how the experiences of other people affect their interactions with you and with those you love.

And above all...

SUPPORT those who have been traumatized. 

SUPPORT those who want to make change for the 
improved lives of our children. 

DON'T compare this problem to another problem and call it the same. Each situation demands our attention in a focused and deliberate manner. 

Sarcastic memes, cartoons, and jabs at other groups tend to create a dissonance that only serves to divide versus unite us with a concrete set of solutions.

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You have a choice to make. 

Are you going to be part of the team that creates change and offers specific strategies, or are you going to be a part of the team that gossips and stirs up the burnt crumbs at the bottom of the stew pot?

You can be a conspiracy theorist all day long. But ultimately, how you respond to an emergency and how we work together to create pathways for change is going to be the difference between our self actualization or destruction.

I invite you to share your resources, experiences, and strategies here at World of Writer Mom.

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Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled 
with challenges, adventures, &
plenty of resources to tackle your goals!

Kindest Regards,
~ Mary

Reminder for February

 Did you know?

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
More information available at  https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/



  1. For this reason alone, I am seriously considering homeschool for my grandchildren. My oldest grand is only 10 but she is seriously afraid to go to school.

    1. Tracie, I have pulled my 5th grader this year to home school. It's not the first time I have had to make adjustments to my three children's school schedules. Bullying alone is horrible. I talk to each of my kids about safety precautions, various scenarios depending on where we are, and how to be advocates for themselves. Communication skills and learning how to combat negative social media influences is an on going process. Thanks so much for taking time to comment. You are appreciated and I hope you will come back to visit and share your insights. Kindest Wishes, Mary


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