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National Association of School Psychologists, 2021
While students have a right to exercise free speech, schools have a responsibility to ensure safety and maintain the integrity of the learning environment. School and district administration must prepare for the potential of civil unrest both in the community and at school (e.g., walkouts, sit-ins, protests), and to prevent or mitigate the impact…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Environment, School Responsibility, Activism
National Association of School Psychologists, 2020
Positive and effective school discipline is critical to promoting students' successful learning and well-being. This guidance from National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides an evidence-based framework for effective school discipline policies and practices that: (1) promote a positive school climate; (2) reinforce positive and…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Student Behavior, Educational Environment, Prosocial Behavior
National Association of School Psychologists, 2019
School climate profoundly influences students' social, emotional, and academic functioning, representing an important indicator of student and school success. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act recognizes the importance of prioritizing positive learning conditions for all students and requires states to both include an indicator of…
Descriptors: Guidance, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Data Use
Reeves, Melissa A. Louvar; Brock, Stephen E. – National Association of School Psychologists, 2018
Although recent events have many concerned about school violence, schools are safer today than in years past. Nevertheless, one act of violence is one too many, and schools need to be ready to implement protocols and procedures, such as behavior threat assessment and management (BTAM), that prevent and mitigate school violence. In the wake of…
Descriptors: Violence, At Risk Students, School Safety, Intervention
National Association of School Psychologists, 2018
In 2013, national education groups representing principals, school-employed mental health professionals, and school resource officers developed "A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools" (ED612657) to provide a common set of recommendations for policies and practices that create and sustain safe, supportive learning environments. The…
Descriptors: School Safety, Program Implementation, School Violence, Prevention
National Association of School Psychologists, 2017
Implementing the "Framework for Safe and Successful Schools" (ED612657) necessitates ongoing assessment of the current school environment. This tool will help assess the policies and practices represented in the framework, identify effective systems that need sustained effort, and components in need of change to better support school and…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Environment, Program Evaluation, Best Practices
National Association of School Psychologists, 2017
Implementing the "Framework for Safe and Successful Schools" (ED612657) requires policies and practices that support ongoing efforts to establish comprehensive school safety programming. This document offers policy and practice recommendations to consider when developing an action plan. Categories include: (1) Integration of Services and…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, School Safety, Positive Behavior Supports, Integrated Services
Cowan, Katherine C.; Vaillancourt, Kelly; Rossen, Eric; Pollitt, Kelly – National Association of School Psychologists, 2015
Efforts to improve school climate, safety, and learning are not separate endeavors. They must be designed, funded, and implemented as a comprehensive school-wide approach that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and builds on a multitiered system of supports. The author organizations and cosigners of this joint statement believe that,…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Violence, Prevention, Mental Health Programs
Rossen, Eric; Cowan, Katherine C. – National Association of School Psychologists, 2012
Creating safe and supportive schools that are free from bullying, discrimination, harassment, aggression, violence, and abuse is essential to this mission. Bullying among school-age youth is a particularly serious, insidious, and pervasive problem that undermines the teaching and learning environment, increases mental health and behavior problems,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, School Safety, Educational Environment
Canter, Andrea S., Ed.; Paige, Leslie Z., Ed.; Roth, Mark D., Ed.; Romero, Ivonne, Ed.; Carroll, Servio A., Ed. – National Association of School Psychologists, 2004
This document builds on the success of earlier editions. It includes a number of substantially revised handouts updated from the previous editions, plus many new topics that reflect the challenges parents and educators face in the 21st century. Many handouts for families are also provided in Spanish. This document is a comprehensive resource for…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Life, Academic Achievement, Curriculum