ERIC Number: ED368989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Youth Violence and Aggression and Promoting Safety in Schools.
Mulhern, Sean; And Others
Increased violence in schools, represented by possession of weapons, sexual or racial harassment, bullying, verbal intimidation, gang or cult activity, arson, or corporal punishment of students, for example, is a growing concern among students, educators, and communities. Since educators alone cannot ensure safety in schools, collaboration among schools, law enforcement personnel, courts, community agencies, parents, and the public is essential in order both to suppress aggressive acts by youth and to understand and react to conditions which contribute to or promote youth violence in the schools and the community. Schools can build on established pupil services and prevention education programs to provide counseling, teacher consultation, and developmentally appropriate instruction in such areas as self-esteem building, personal and social responsibility, and nonviolent problem solving for students in order to reduce the chance of their becoming perpetrators or victims of violent acts. Thirteen questions are proposed for school and community groups to consider as they evaluate existing programs to see where gaps in school services/programs exist. Comprising two-thirds of the document is a partially annotated list of school safety resources (organizations and programs) and a list of 147 publications and materials (books, journal articles, videotapes, etc.) (MSF)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Gangs, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Security, Student School Relationship, Student Welfare, Suburban Schools, Violence, Youth Problems
Bureau for Pupil Services, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Pupil Services.