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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; DePaolis, Kathryn J.; Cooley, John L.; Hawley, Patricia H.; Isen, Debbie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Although most states across the United States have enacted anti-bullying legislation, state laws vary greatly in detail and direction, leaving many school districts wondering how to best address the problem of bullying and comply with their state's legislative requirements. In response, a comprehensive, statewide training initiative was conducted…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
Poland, Scott; Lieberman, Richard – Communique, 2018
The research is clear on youth suicide: Mental illness plays a significant role. Suicide is most often the result of untreated or undertreated mental illness, and when certain disorders coexist in youth, particularly depression and impulse disorders (such as alcohol and substance abuse, nonsuicidal self-injury, or conduct disorder), the risk for…
Descriptors: Bullying, Suicide, Prevention, School Role
Totaro, Susan; Wise, Mark – Educational Leadership, 2018
An intensive orientation program gives new teachers in one district and valuable introduction to the instructional culture. The authors argue that by aligning your orientation and onboarding processes to the mission and vision of your school, you are creating stronger relationships among school leaders and teachers and also reducing teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, School Districts, Educational Environment
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Paolini, Allison – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This manuscript will focus on cyber-bullying, which has become an epidemic in this country amongst children and teenagers of all different races, backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and religious beliefs. Using virtual mediums to harass, taunt, tease, threaten, and bully has become pervasive due to the availability of technology, the incredible…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Mass Media Effects, Counselor Role
Murphy, Amy; Van Brunt, Brian – Educational Leadership, 2018
When disruptive or violent student behavior make their way into the K--12 classroom, the best efforts at classroom management can get derailed. The authors outline a three-part approach to addressing disruptive behavior to keep it from boiling into violence or crisis: clarifying norms and creating a safe climate; de-escalating the situation if…
Descriptors: Behavior, Violence, Classroom Techniques, School Safety
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Wester, Kelly L.; Morris, Carrie Wachter; Williams, Breton – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Despite rising rates and prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and growing awareness in schools of NSSI social contagion, little discussion has taken place regarding ways to prevent and react to this prevalent issue occurring among youth in a school. The authors address how to prevent social contagion using a tiered response to intervention…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Educational Environment, Prevention, Incidence
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Mumbauer, Janyna; Kelchner, Viki – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Considering that one in five children has or has had a mental disorder in a given year (National Institute of Mental Health, 2010), the demand for mental health services within the school setting is immense. Bibliotherapy can serve as a preventative and responsive treatment for increasing mental health literacy within the school setting. The…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Bibliotherapy, Mental Disorders
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Hughes, Tammy L.; Fenning, Pamela A.; Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Reddy, Linda A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Positive academic performance is a strong indicator of subsequent positive life course outcomes (e.g., employment) as well as underrepresentation in psychiatric populations, drug use, school dropout, and subsequent legal trouble (A. Farn & J. Adams, 2016). As such, helping all children to be successful in school is a top priority for parents,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Change, Violence, Educational Experience
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Cochran, Judith A.; Gardner-Andrews, Anna; Benson, Prescott W.; Durbin, Timothy; Peeler, Michelle – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This study profiles tutoring programs that empower urban youth within the Regional Institute of Tutorial Education (RITE), a community collaborative of universities, youth agencies, community service organizations, and school districts. Representative members of RITE detail how they address shared urban problems of academic deficits, school…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Empowerment, Community Programs, Youth Programs
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Miller, Ellery M., Jr.; Mondschein, Eric S. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
As the focus on bullying has grown, attention to incidents of and concern about sexual harassment has diminished. It is easy to understand that sexual harassment can be a form of bullying, especially when it is used to intimidate, but it is also a form of discrimination prohibited by federal and state laws. Effective implementation and enforcement…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, School Policy, Administrator Role
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
Suicide is a leading, preventable cause of death in our nation for youth ages 10-24, and rates have increased slowly, but steadily since 2007. The rate of increase recorded between 2014 and 2015 for the youth 15-19 years old was the largest jump in the past decade (from 11.6 to 12.5 per 100,000) and the rate for youth 10-14 years old doubled…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Federal Legislation, School Policy
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Hatzichristou, Chryse; Lianos, Panayiotis G. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2016
This article portrays the ongoing and ever-expanding journey of the Center for Research and Practice of School Psychology (CRPSP) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Based on an integrative approach to school community well-being that includes positive psychology perspectives and systems interventions, all activities of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Prevention
Bird, Jason M.; Bassin, Sarah – Communique, 2015
This article serves as a continuation of the first article that was featured in the October 2014 issue of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) "Communiqué." There are three primary purposes to this two-part series. The first purpose is to increase awareness of special education law focused on the least restrictive…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Minority Group Students
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Espelage, Dorothy – AERA Open, 2015
School violence and bullying are two public health concerns with consequences for youth in and out of school, for families, students, and community members. In this article, a social-ecological framework is briefly described as a way to understand bullying and school violence; then the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) longitudinal…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Educational Research, Statistical Data
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Tavin, Kevin – Art Education, 2014
In an era that is rife with aggression and hostility, most art educators hold close to their hearts the belief that they, and their students, can contribute to making the world a better place. Through their acts as teachers and the daily work of art education, they often strive toward creating a space of "non-violence." For K-12…
Descriptors: Art Education, Violence, Social Change, Change Strategies
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