VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
Listening to Youth: An Outcome-Based Approach to Facilitating Violence
Scott A. Wickman, Toni R. Tollerud, and Anne Kuntz
Issues surrounding school violence demand a great deal of time and attention as the 21st century begins. National coverage of shootings, hostage situations, and the prevalence of weapons in schools have created an uneasiness in society that demands answers to the question, “Are schools safe?” Many state and national organizations have worked to provide positive interventions to address this important question. Federal and state legislatures, as well as private institutions, have provided funding for research, responsive plans, and prevention strategies to discover etiology factors, and/or intentions that will increase school safety.