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Title: Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide
Author(s): K. Dwyer; D. Osher
Corporate Author: American Institutes for Research
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: American Institutes for Research

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Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Strategies presented in this action guide are based on research that has demonstrated the value of prevention and of comprehensive approaches to school safety that involve the entire education community--principals, teachers, counselors, parents, and students.
Abstract: The purpose of the guide is to help schools develop and implement a comprehensive violence prevention plan. Using evidence-based practices, the guide describes effective action plans that are strategic, coordinated, and comprehensive. The strategies involve schoolwide prevention, early intervention, and intensive services for students with significant emotional or behavioral needs. The guide recognizes understanding the causes of violence and knowledge of evidence-based practices can help schools identify and address early warning signs so children can get the help they need before it is too late. The violence prevention plan advocated in the guide encompasses: (1) identifying and understanding the problem of school violence and its relation to school climate; (2) building a schoolwide foundation that prevents most problems from occurring; (3) recognizing, reporting, and using early warning signs effectively; and (4) developing interventions to respond to students with troubling behaviors.
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Crime in schools; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Problem behavior; School security; Violence prevention
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