We expect schools to be a safe haven, but after more than a decade of targeted school violence prevention laws and safety plans, students are still marginalized and bullied to the point of despondence, retaliation, and even suicide. This thoughtful exploration of what makes a school a safe place is based on the understanding that violence is a continuum of acts and attitudes-subtle to overt-that have a negative effect on how students feel and learn.
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 01. Why Should Schools Teach Students to Be Smart and Good People?; Chapter 02. How Are School Climate and Violence Prevention Linked?; Chapter 03. What Do We Mean by Violence and Is It Really a Problem in Our School?; Chapter 04. What About Issues of Diversity and Equal Protection Under the Law?; Chapter 05. Is School Violence the Same for Everyone?; Chapter 06. What Are the Elements of a Safe School Climate?; Chapter 07. How Do We Intentionally Teach Our Children to Be Non-Violent?; Chapter 08. What is the Role of School Staff? Chapter 09. How Can Diverse Communities Work Together to Improve School Climate?Chapter 10. How Do We Take Our Vision and Make It Happen?; Chapter 11. How Do We Ensure the Changes Are Real and Lasting?; Glossary of Violence Terms; References; About the Author
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