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ERIC Number: ED539208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
School Violence, Role of the School Nurse in Prevention. Issue Brief
Blout, JoAnn D.; Rose, Kathleen C.; Suessmann, Mary; Coleman, Kara; Selekman, Janice
National Association of School Nurses (NJ1)
Registered professional school nurses (hereinafter referred to as school nurses) advance safe school environments by promoting the prevention and reduction of school violence. School nurses collaborate with school personnel, healthcare providers, parents, and community members to identify and implement evidence-based educational programs. The curriculum used should improve communication, behavior management, and conflict resolution skills. School nurses assess and refer at-risk students in need of evaluation and treatment for symptoms of aggression and victimization. Overall, school nurses promote violence prevention by assisting in the creation of a school environment of safety and trust where students are assured that caring, trained adults are present and equipped to take action on their behalf; engaging in classroom discussions that facilitate respectful communication among students and staff; and advancing education of the school community that builds skills in communication, problem-solving, anger management, coping and conflict resolution (Jacobson et al., 2011). Advancing a peaceful school environment requires time, attention to detail, and community education. The individual, family, and society all have significant roles in successful violence prevention in the school community.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses