ERIC Number: EJ779632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Involving Students in Violence Prevention: Anonymous Reporting and the Need to Promote and Protect Confidences
Stone, Carolyn; Isaacs, Madelyn L.
NASSP Bulletin, v86 n633 p54-65 2002
Researchers queried school counselors throughout the United States 2 months prior to and 2 months following the April 1999 Columbine (CO) High School shootings. The counselors were asked whether or not they would breach a student's confidentiality in 26 specific scenarios. The "before" and "after" groups were demographically similar but differed significantly in their predictions as to whether or not they would breach confidentiality. Results from two focus groups on school violence prevention provide recommendations for principals and other educators to facilitate student disclosures to trusted adults and to encourage anonymous reporting.
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, Focus Groups, Confidentiality, School Counselors, Student Participation, Principals
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