ERIC Number: ED435111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reducing School Violence: Building a Framework for School Safety. Third Edition.
Kadel, Stephanie; Watkins, Jim; Follman, Joseph; Hammond, Cathy
This book is designed to assist teachers, school principals, district administrators, resource officers, students, and parents in creating safe environments where learning is the primary focus. The content is a blend of usable research and successful practice in which exemplary efforts and programs at local, state, and national levels are highlighted. Methods for identifying and assessing school safety needs and developing positive responses to those needs are also provided, as are "dynamite ideas" that highlight successful practices in schools. The text is divided into 5 chapters. Chapter 1 looks at ways to establish a safe environment and examines the effects of school violence, explores strategies for building resiliency, and outlines strategies for assessment and program planning. The second chapter details prevention strategies, such as essential prevention components, whereas chapter 3 establishes crisis-management and intervention strategies and includes information on creating a crisis-management plan and reporting violent incidents. Chapter 4 examines the roots of violence, such as community risk factors, and chapter 5 explores national, state, and local school safety initiative issues. Five appendices feature information on definitions for school incident types, a school-incident report form, and a sample parent and student discipline contract. (Contains approximately 190 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Early Intervention, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Prevention, School Safety, Student Welfare, Violence, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.; Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Louisville, KY.; SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.
Note: For second edition, published in 1996, see ED 391 227.