ERIC Number: ED432032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Developing a Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan: A Practical Guide.
Hamby, John V.
This guide provides a conceptual framework and a step-by-step process to help educators implement a comprehensive violence-prevention plan. The plan is presented in four parts: (1) the four problem types; (2) the three supporting actions; (3) the step-by-step process; and (4) references and resources. The four types of problems related to violence prevention--what to do with a student who commits a violent act, how to keep violent students and weapons out of school, how to change the lives of potentially violent students so as to prevent violent incidents in the future, and how to ensure that all students will develop long-lasting, socially acceptable behavior--are all detailed, accompanied by suggested practices designed to solve each type of problem. Three supporting actions to foster the plan are also detailed: identify and institute policies, regulations, and contracts; initiate inservice programs for school personnel and others; and implement strategies for involving parents and the community. The step-by-step process entails organizing a school-safety committee, assessing the problems of violence, identifying existing policies, and using an assessment instrument. The assessment instrument, along with an overall priority-ranking form and planning worksheet, are provided in an appendix. (RJM)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Risk Management, School Policy, School Security, Violence
Clemson University, National Dropout Prevention Center, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.