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ERIC Number: EJ1020194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Five Steps to Student Safety and Well-Being
Wilson, Debra
Independent School, v72 n2 Win 2013
Times are tense for schools. While they want their students to be well prepared for the coming years of the 21st century, there is an almost ceaseless anxiety caused by unrelenting news and data illustrating how children can get hurt--physically or emotionally. Beyond underscoring the challenges of providing physical safety, data also reveal the societal struggles with general well-being, including physical and mental health. This article describes five steps that will help schools actively address the range of safety issues in their own communities for the long-term well-being of their students. The five steps are: (1) Understand the current physical risks and plan accordingly; (2) Make the practices, policies, and procedures part of the school culture; (3) Have a vision for the psychological well-being of the students; (4) Give the students a healthy vision of their physical well-being; and (5) Bring parents into the equation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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