ERIC Number: ED380892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Violence in Schools; How To Build a Prevention Program from the Ground Up.
OSSC Bulletin, v38 n5 Jan 1995
The solution to the problem of violence in the schools lies not only in the protection of students, but the prevention of aggressive, antisocial behavior. This monograph is designed to help schools build a violence-prevention program from the ground up. Following the introduction, chapter 1 discusses how the causes and consequences of violence in the schools are inseparable from the roots of violence in American society. Chapter 2 examines the processes of assessing and establishing policies, programs, and facilities that research indicates are useful in preventing violence. Chapter 3 describes responsibilities at the district, school, and classroom levels. The fourth chapter provides an overview of violence-prevention programs under way in Oregon, including counseling programs, intensive primary prevention, a violence-prevention curriculum, conflict resolution and peer mediation, domestic-violence prevention, multicultural issues, anger management, substance abuse, and gangs. Outreach programs to involve students and the community are described in the final chapter. Information is based on a review of research and a total of 21 interviews conducted with juvenile counselors, school administrators, educators, a police officer, and program coordinators in Oregon. One table and a four-page condensation of the document ("Bulletin in Brief") are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Conflict Resolution, Counseling Services, Crime Prevention, Early Intervention, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Gangs, Multicultural Education, Prevention, Program Development, School Safety, Student Behavior, Substance Abuse, Violence
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 ($7, nonmember; $4.50, member; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.