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NCJ Number: 150255 Find in a Library
Title: Safe at School: Awareness and Action for Parents of Kids Grades K-12
Author(s): C S Saunders
Editor(s): P Espeland
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 229
Sponsoring Agency: Free Spirit Publishing
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Publication Number: ISBN 0-915793-71-7
Sale Source: Free Spirit Publishing
123 N Third St., Suite 716
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author reports that more than 3 million crimes occur yearly in U.S. schools and emphasizes the importance of parent involvement in school safety issues.
Abstract: Because school administrators are often underfunded and sometimes unresponsive, parents can play an essential role in making schools safer. The author discusses Federal legislation affecting school safety and offers suggestions on how to form a parent safety group. She also focuses on violence and crime in schools, juvenile gangs, discipline, arrivals and departures, supervision, safety in the school building and playground, physical and mental health needs of students, environmental issues, disaster preparation, and legal issues in school safety. National resources to contact for additional information and support are listed. References and notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child victims; Crime in schools; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Parental influence; Public schools; School discipline; School security; Statistics; Students; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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