ERIC Number: ED489495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Safe and Healthy Schools: Practical Prevention Strategies
Sprague, Jeffrey R.; Walker, Hill M.
A hands-on resource for practitioners, this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing a comprehensive school safety plan. Moving from needs assessment to implementation and evaluation, chapters describe research-based strategies that are readily applicable in K-12 settings. Special features include reproducible checklists and other planning tools, presented in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. Described are proven ways to: (1) Create a low-crime environment; (2) Identify and support high-risk students; (3) Reduce bullying and harassment; (4) Improve the schoolwide disciplinary system; and (5) Draw on community resources for change. This book is part of the "Practical Intervention in the Schools Series," edited by Kenneth W. Merrell. The following chapters are included: (1) At-Risk Youth and School Safety: Critical Issues, Current Challenges, and Promising Approaches; (2) Developing a Comprehensive School Safety and Prevention Plan (with Stephen G. Smith); (3) Improving School Climate, Safety, and Student Health with Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports; (4) Bullying and Peer-Based Harassment in Schools: Current Status, Influencing Factors, and Identification Methods (with Stephen G. Smith); (5) Solutions for Bullying and Peer Harassment in the School Setting (with Stephen G. Smith); (6) Screening and Identifying Behaviorally At-Risk Students in Today's Schools: Purposes, Approaches, Outcomes, and Cautions; and (7) Supporting Antisocial and Potentially Violent Youth (with Vicki Nishioka).
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Needs Assessment, Community Resources, Bullying, School Safety, Prevention, Student Behavior, Program Development, Behavior Modification, Educational Environment, Positive Reinforcement, Peer Relationship, Antisocial Behavior
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
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