In trying to predict mass shootings, there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs that can help to identify shooters, according to “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention and Policy,” a comprehensive report issued today by the American Psychological Associa
School of Social Policy & Practice
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy of the School of Social Policy & Practice is mentioned as a resource for offering tips on philanthropic giving.
After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.”
“Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31.
This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.
Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers.
In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations.
Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a list of the top tips for donors, providing up-to-date information about smart philanthropic ways to help the people in the Philippines.
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Nov. 11, 2013