On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
After the shooting, 10 dogs and 18 handlers were dispatched from the Chicago headquarters of Lutheran Church Charities to Newtown and help children at Sandy Hook Elementary as well as the Newtown High School to overcome trauma related to the mass shooting.
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AP (Aug. 22, 2014) The University of Northern Colorado has launched a pilot program this year to allow students to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in the dorms. Officials will allow pets under 40 pounds in a ... watch video
AP (July 18, 2013) Putting children to bed at the same time every night could help boost their brain power when they are older. Mathematics, reading, and spatial awareness are claimed to be the main areas of ... watch video
May 26, 2015 If you're a college student wondering how your study and party habits will affect your GPA, wonder no longer. Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first ... read more
May 26, 2015 If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile. It works because people are much more attuned to positive emotions when forming new bonds than they are to negative ones such as anger, ... read more
May 26, 2015 A rare congenital genetic mutation means that those affected do not feel pain. However, what seems, at first sight, to be a blessing, can have serious consequences. It means that injuries or diseases ... read more
May 26, 2015 Contrary to some popular beliefs, marijuana is harmful to adolescent brains. Researchers have found that targeting at-risk youth through school programs can limit their use of this ... read more
May 26, 2015 With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise, especially among young people, research to uncover the health effects of e-cigs is becoming increasingly important. In a new study, researchers find that ... read more
May 12, 2015 Mass shootings at the hands of unhinged loners - such as those in Aurora, Colo.; Santa Barbara, Calif., and Newtown, Conn. -- perpetuate a commonly held belief that mental illness triggers violent ... read more
Apr. 11, 2013 Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show. Fortunately, clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that ... read more