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Superintendent Carvalho speaks to 300 attendees at Peace & Harmony


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Applying the Lessons Learned

18th Annual Conference
Ways to Improve Community-based, Educational and Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Applying the Lessons Learned


Friday, May 2, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Special location again this year!
Christ the King Lutheran Church
11295 Southwest 57th Avenue
(Red Road and SW 112 Street)

More Information (PDF)

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A Framework for Understanding
and Teaching Literacy


www.readingteacher.net

The site was developed by Dr. Dale Willows of the University of Toronto, a member of both the National Reading panel and the Scientific Board of the Institute.

We wish to thank everyone who supported the development of this important website. We know with scientific certainty that violence and illiteracy are linked together. We urge you to support our efforts to teach every child to read on grade level by the end of third grade and to help remediate those who missed that important milestone.



ACT Raising Safe Kids
Training Program

A Childhood Safety and Violence Prevention Initiative of the American Psychological Association

The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program is a national research-based, evidence-informed parenting program taught by service provider professionals who teach parents to create safe, healthy environments that protect children from violence before it begins.

Registration Fee: $225 for two-day (consecutive days 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) course includes lunch both days, Facilitator Manual, Parent Handbook, Motivational Interviewing Manual, Evaluation Manual, brochures, CD to replicate materials and DVD of a PSA. Classes held at Victor E. Clarke Education Center, South Miami Hospital.

March 31 - April 1-8, 2014 – ACT Raising Safe Kids Classroom C [Info & Registration]

May 19-20, 2014 – ACT Raising Safe Kids Classroom El [Info & Registration]

September 29 - 30, 2014 – ACT Raising Safe Kids Classroom E [Info & Registration]

For more information and to register, contact The Melissa Institute 786-662-5210. To sign up for the training program and other information, click links above


Book Announcing...

Roadmap to Resilience:
A Guide for Military, Trauma Victims
and Their Families

"Don Meichenbaum's Roadmap to Resilience should be on the desk of every clinician, in the back pack of every soldier, and in the hands of every leader."

--Bret Moore, PsyD, Asst. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of Texas, Health Science Center

Order below or visit our website:
www.roadmaptoresilience.org

Click here for the Table of Contents
Click here for the Introduction
Click here to learn How to Use This Book
Click here to see the Resilience Checklist



Listen to Lynn Aptman's interview on WLRN regarding survey related to attitudes and opinions held by members of the South Florida community, toward guns and proposed gun legislation.


The Art of Presence

Read "The Art of Presence"        

Read our 2014 Report to the Community - End The Silence. End The Violence. - to learn more about our activities.


Site Highlights

Speaking Personally

The Melissa Institute was founded after the murder of Melissa Aptman to honor her memory and share the science of violence prevention.

Below are some personal writings from Dr. Michael Aptman and Lynn Aptman, Melissa's parents and the founders of The Melissa Institute:

Violence is Preventable - presented at Peace and Harmony 2009 by Dr. Michael Aptman. PDF

One In A Million? - an article by Dr. Michael Aptman published in Neurology, a medical journal. It expresses his professional and personal experiences as a result of Melissa's murder. PDF

Silence the Violence - lyrics of a song composed by Lynn Aptman, which she performed at the Peace & Harmony concert, Music for a Better World. PDF

Uncertainty - a poem written by Melissa Aptman shortly before her death. PDF

This I Believe - NRP article by Jessica Aptman. PDF

You will also find on this site scientific papers and educational presentations from our Scientific Board, Workshops and Conferences dealing with specific areas of violence prevention and treatment.


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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2014

The Melissa Institute nurtures the work of young scientists by awarding annual scholarships to support doctoral students' dissertation research in the field of violence prevention.
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Teach Safe Schools

We invite you to visit our site for educators TeachSafeSchools.org to access relevant, research based information on the prevention of school violence.


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