ERIC Number: ED480408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Comprehensive Framework for School Violence Prevention.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Hamilton Fish Inst.
This guide is designed to help school personnel and community members who are interested in violence prevention in schools. It discusses the starting point for prevention and claims that the same basic framework can be used to develop effective plans in elementary schools and secondary schools. The paper advocates a comprehensive approach to school safety. Administrative support is essential, as are careful planning, schoolwide education and training, and counseling and social services.NBIt outlines violence-prevention frameworks and administrative approaches. It underscores the importance of accurate monitoring and of training teachers in classroom discipline. The report also presents a framework for school security. Effective security programs use schoolwide education in violence prevention, make student counseling available, and have a clear plan in place for students in alternative education. Key elements to any program are community and parental involvement. Students need to know that parents support the school discipline policies, including any reasonable punishment administered by the school. Schools also need to work with police and juvenile-justice authorities, with the business community, and with community organizations. When choosing a violence-prevention program, schools should identify and measure the problem, set goals and objectives, select appropriate strategies, implement a comprehensive plan, and evaluate the program. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Prevention, School Safety, School Security, Violence
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Hamilton Fish Inst.