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ERIC Number: EJ893728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
A Community Prevention Approach to Peaceful Schools: Application of Wakanheza
Erickson, Christina L.; Lee, Serita; Mattaini, Mark A.
School Social Work Journal, v34 n1 p43-60 Sep 2009
Schools have long recognized the importance of creating climates that are peaceful, laying the groundwork for good student academic learning. This article explores the work of a large urban school district as it applies a community violence prevention model developed by the local county public health department to create peaceful communities. Qualitative focus groups with four schools that implemented the program explore the nature of this project. Findings demonstrate several elements that correlate with evidence-based practice methods found in the literature, pointing to several positive benefits to implementing the project. School social workers, adept at understanding elements of person-in-environment, are suggested as a natural fit for implementing the program in school settings. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota