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Gore, Michele T.; Janssen, Karen G. – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this article, the authors discuss factors that contribute to increased risk of child maltreatment for children with disabilities and outline multidisciplinary prevention and intervention strategies that focus on partnerships with educators and child protection professionals. The authors discuss interventions related to the identification and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Disabilities
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Berdine, William H. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
An overview is provided of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education's report. Four recommendations are discussed: focus on results not on process; embrace a model of prevention not a model of failure; consider children with disabilities as general education children first; and target funds for direct services. (Contains 5…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation
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Reilly, Thomas – Preventing School Failure, 1999
The parent of a murdered daughter (who is also an educator) examines student potential for violence and suicide and stresses the importance of early intervention for violence prevention. Teachers are urged to establish meaningful connections with students to identify students who fit the profile of alienation that typifies those who actually…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Guetzloe, Eleanor – Preventing School Failure, 1999
Discussion of the problem of violence in children and adolescents offers a public health model of prevention and intervention which views prevention activity as either primary, secondary, or tertiary, depending on the stage to which a problem has progressed. A table lists conditions that exacerbate or contribute to violent behavior in the school…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
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Bullock, Lyndal M.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1996
This article first delineates observations and recommendations of an interdisciplinary group that addressed the issue of school aggression and violence; and then presents recommendations for developing and implementing a systematic response to aggression and violence in schools. Also provided is a list of resources on effective practices in…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Quinn, Mary Magee – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This article addresses two types of issues related to policy decisions. First, it examines policy as it relates to the logistics of conducting an FBA. Second, it discusses issues related to proactively preventing serious behavior from occurring in schools. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation
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Gable, Robert A.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1995
Factors associated with antisocial and aggressive behaviors in the schools are considered. Past practices are contrasted with emerging approaches to opposing aggression, including primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The need for comprehensive intervention, the current policy of inclusion, and changing school personnel preparation…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Helge, Doris – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This paper describes the distinct strengths and weaknesses of special education in rural schools and discusses issues regarding rural education reform recommendations, such as inadequate resources, parental involvement, and use of rigidly interpreted performance standards. Preventive service delivery systems are recommended, and several policy…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Kauffman, James M. – Preventing School Failure, 1994
Seven steps for dealing with social violence include provide effective consequences, teach nonaggressive responses, stop aggression early, restrict access to instruments of aggression, restrain and reform public displays of aggression, correct conditions of everyday life that foster aggression, and offer more effective instruction and more…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education