ERIC Number: ED199858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
"Helping Hand" Type Programs. Technical Assistance Bulletin 2.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
"Helping Hand" programs involve the physical identification of stores, homes, restaurants and other establishments to which children on their way to and from school may go for assistance and/or safety. Identification cards are placed in windows of cooperating establishments and homes. In some communities home owners "watch the block" during peak school traffic hours. When children require assistance, people in these places can call a special number at the school or the police. In another variation, homes and business establishments display the hand as a "safe haven" children may seek. This bulletin addresses how to implement such a program. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Vandalism, Technical Assistance, Violence
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Helping Hand Programs