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ERIC Number: ED385988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Violence Prevention: A Topical Newsletter.]
Bourland, Eric
This newsletter theme issue addresses the issue of violence prevention in American schools and is based on presentations and discussions at the Workgroup To Improve the Quality of Technical Assistance around the Topic of Violence Prevention held in Washington, D.C. on June 12-14, 1995. The newsletter reports on the following presentation topics: (1) the origins of violence, prevention strategies, and the need to involve parents and communities; (2) the organization of western states by the Western Regional Resource Center to deliver effective interventions to students with severe emotional disturbances (SED) and train teachers of SED students; (3) research at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) on the need for partnerships of schools, families, and communities for violence prevention; (4) a Delaware alternative program for disruptive students which emphasizes parent/family involvement; (5) the high priority of the violence issue by state directors of special education; (6) discussions by workgroups on ways to evaluate technical assistance activities, communicate with states, mobilize constituents, request funding, and build networks; and (7) development of a plan by Regional Resource Centers to involve local, state, and national education systems in a national violence prevention technical assistance activity. Some additional information provided in the newsletter includes a message from the Director of the Federal Resource Center for Special Education, facts about antisocial behavior, questions to ask about change strategies, facts about SED, and components of successful violence prevention methods. Contains 23 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.