Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

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Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

Description

This guide presents a brief summary of the research on violence prevention and intervention and crisis response in schools. It tells members of school communities–especially administrators, teachers, staff, families, students, and community-based professionals:

  • What to look for–the early warning signs relative to violence and other troubling behaviors
  • What to do–the action steps that school communities can take to prevent violence and other troubling behaviors, to intervene and get help for troubled children, and to respond to school violence when it occurs

This guide includes the following information:

  • Characteristics of a school that is safe and responsive to all children
  • Early warning signs
  • Intervention: getting help for troubled children
  • Developing a prevention and response plan
  • Responding to crisis

Developer:

U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Justice

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Justice

History

Release Date: 1998
Original Summary: September 2005
Last Updated: 04/25/08

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