ERIC Number: ED369876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Caring Schools, Caring Communities: An Urban Blueprint for Comprehensive School Health and Safety.
This report synthesizes the presentations and discussions from a 1993 symposium on comprehensive school health and safety into a blueprint for urban action. The first part of the report summarizes the nature of health and safety problems in urban schools and discusses some of the barriers that hinder integrated solutions. The second part describes some model programs highlighted during the symposium because of the comprehensive strategies they employ to address poor health, youth violence, or both. The third part lays out a working definition of a comprehensive school health and safety effort and its components. Essential elements of the blueprint include: (1) locally developed solutions, (2) community involvement and support, (3) interagency collaboration, (4) public education and awareness, (5) effective administrative structures, (6) true integration of activities, (7) a supportive school environment, (8) school-based services, (9) funding and resources, and (10) Federal support. (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Gun Control, Health Needs, High Risk Students, Integrated Activities, Planning, Prevention, Public Health, Public Schools, School Health Services, School Safety, Social Problems, Urban Problems, Urban Schools, Violence
Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; National Association of State Boards of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.