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ERIC Number: ED456531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence.
Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, VA.
This document presents different strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments. It contains the distilled collective experience and wisdom of over 500 people. Guidance for school violence prevention and response is offered in the following areas: ways to prevent student violence, threat assessment, planning and training for what to do during an actual crisis, how to respond during a crisis, how to handle the aftermath of a crisis, legal considerations, recommendations for the media, and legislative issues. Roles of school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, law enforcement, and community are discussed. These topics are addressed in eight sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Prevention, (3) Threat Assessment, (4) Crisis Planning and Preparation, (5) During a Major Crisis, (6) After a Crisis, (7) Legal Considerations, (8) Recommendations for the Media, (9) Legislative Issues, (10) Web Links with Additional Information, (11) Acknowledgements, and (12) Other Private Sector Liaison Committee Publications. This document can be used to help communities audit their schools' existing policies, procedures, and plans; serve as a basis for strengthening collaborative school violence policies, procedures, and plans; help public safety and other crisis response agencies assess their school safety plans; and provide guidance to members of the school community. (RT)
International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2357. Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, VA.
Note: This document was prepared by the Security Research Center (SRC) Department of Defense for the Private Sector Liaison Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Alissa J. Kramen, Kelly R. Massey, and Howard W. Timm were responsible for research and preparation. Adopted by the membership at the IACP Annual Business Meeting, November 3, 1999.