New Book Preventing Gun Violence in the United States by Teaching Self Knowledge in Schools Discusses A Breakthrough Approach

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New research from author Dr. Henry Brzycki demonstrates how schools can greatly impact mental and physical health of children.

Gun Violence in Chicago schools and elsewhere is part of a disturbing trend that shows 75% of America’s children are not mentally or physically well. - Dr. Henry Brzycki

“Gun Violence in Chicago schools and elsewhere is part of a disturbing trend that shows 75% of America’s children are not mentally or physically well,” according to Dr. Henry Brzycki, a prominent education and psychology thought leader. In his new book, The Self in Schooling: Theory and Practice – How to Create Happy, Healthy, Flourishing Children in the 21st Century, Dr. Brzycki identifies significant changes that U.S. schools can make to improve our children’s well-being. He provides best practices to help teachers and mental health practitioners focus on teaching self knowledge as both a violence prevention model and key to academic success.

“The dire well-being condition of our children, adolescents, and young adults has severe economic costs that society is bearing as a result of inaction by policy makers, teachers, and human services and health practitioners,” said Dr. Brzycki. He explained that when we don’t teach self knowledge in schools, we endanger children’s and adolescent’s future potentials in life, resulting in gun violence, childhood obesity, and depressive states. “I challenge the American Federation of Teachers, the U.S. Department of Education, and local communities to take immediate action and focus upon teaching self knowledge that leads to positive mental and physical health outcomes.”

Grounded in scholarly research and 30 years of counseling and teaching experience, Dr. Brzycki’s book is the only comprehensive framework of psychological and well-being research and practice as they relate to schooling. The book’s first section provides the research background for teaching self knowledge, and the second section offers a framework for including self knowledge within the academic curriculum. With practical and useful suggestions, the book is accessible to not only educators and health practitioners, but also to parents and students.

This important new book is available in print and eBook formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple’s iBookstore. Dr. Brzycki heads The Brzycki Group, a human development and learning research and education organization located in State College, Pennsylvania. Inquiries can be made at: http://www.brzyckigroup.com.

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