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ERIC Number: ED466864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-951-0
School-Based Practices and Programs That Promote Safe and Drug-Free Schools. CASE/CCBD Mini-Library Series on Safe, Drug-Free, and Effective Schools.
Guthrie, Patricia M.
This monograph focuses on school-based practices and programs that promote safe and drug-free schools. It begins with a description of the key characteristics of schools with effective programs and provides a model for school-wide support. Necessary steps for developing an effective system of universal prevention are listed and include: (1) establish a climate of mutual respect; (2) conduct a review of all policies related to safety, instruction, and student discipline; (3) recognize feelings of staff and students and what constitutes appropriate expressions of those feelings; (4) make identifying and managing feelings an integral part of the curriculum; (5) teach the concept of responsibility for ones actions throughout the curriculum; (6) recognize and intervene when early warning signs are observed; (7) implement programs to prevent alcohol and substance abuse; (8) train staff in topics such as diversity problem-solving skills, verbal de-escalation, cooperative learning, anger control, and aggression management; (9) avoid legal vulnerability; and (10) couple security procedures with a school-wide communication system and a crisis plan. Following chapters address the academic/behavior connection, the concept of a school-wide team to address prevention and intervention, and guidelines for selecting programs. Five specific programs are described and a list of additional resources is provided. (CR)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (Order No. D5508: CEC Members $8, Non-Members $11.40). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.; Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Note: Jim Chapple, Lyndal M. Bullock and Robert A. Gable, Series Editors.