ERIC Number: ED464458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Safe Schools--Healthy Students: Putting Research Based Knowledge into Practice.
Hoffman, Catherine C.; Jackson, Stephanie; Osher, David
This brief paper summarizes findings from research on effective school practices that reduce violence and frequency of behavior problems. It finds that research on schools supports a comprehensive three-level approach to prevention as the most efficient and cost-effective way to reduce violence. Such an approach involves first, a schoolwide foundation that provides all students with necessary supports for learning and behavior; second, early intervention with specific students demonstrating behavior problems; and third, intensive interventions with students whose emotional and behavioral problems require it. The paper also offers guidelines for the creation of a schoolwide comprehensive violence prevention and response plan. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention, Research Utilization, School Safety, Theory Practice Relationship, Violence
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/ conference_proceedings.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Note: In: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (13th, Tampa, FL, March 5-8, 2000).