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Dr. Lisa Strohman

A psychologist, attorney, author, and mother, Dr. Lisa Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to help keep families safe from online dangers. Her background working as a visiting scholar with the profiling unit at the FBI during one of the most tragic school shootings in the U.S. helped create her passion to help proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on issues related to technology.
27 Nov 2023

Addressing Absenteeism and Tardiness in Education: A Mental Health Perspective

In the realm of education, absenteeism and tardiness among students are pressing concerns that can significantly impact their academic performance and...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
27 Apr 2023

Spring into Mental Health: Embracing Fresh Starts

As the flowers begin to bloom and the weather warms up, spring is a time of renewal and growth. It's a season that signals the end of winter and the s...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
02 Mar 2023

Managing a Student Mental Health Crisis in Schools

Introduction: Mental health is a major issue for students of all ages, yet most schools are unprepared to identify warning signs and respond effective...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
12 Dec 2022

Powerful Reasons To Show Gratitude During the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and during such holidays, people tend to overlook one very important aspect of the holidays.

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
08 Sep 2022

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Emojis

In the fall I had a group of mothers approach me after a seminar to ask me about what they were calling ‘picture texting’ as a cause for concern that ...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
12 Jul 2022

School is back in session!

Time never ceases to fly by, and the summer months are no exception. As vacations draw to a close, it is time to plan for what your staff and students...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
29 Dec 2021

Are Your Children in Digital Distress?

As 2021 draws to a close and I emerge from another exhausting day of seeing teenage clients in the office, I reflect on the successes and failures of ...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
15 Jul 2021

Legal Implications of SCOTUS Ruling for K-12 Schools

Recently the Supreme Court heard what was potentially the most consequential student speech case since Tinker v. Des Moines in 1969. The debate over w...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
27 May 2021

Reflecting on Columbine: Mass Shootings and Mental Health

Back in April 1999, I was at the FBI Headquarters in Quantico trying to make sense of the Columbine tragedy. As a newly recruited FBI visiting scholar...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
18 Mar 2021

The Dangers of Selfies

The ever-evolving life of a teenager is more challenging and has more confusion and pain than ever before. Of course, we all struggled at some level t...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman

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