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I. Creating a Safe and Responsive Climate

After school programs and other community programs

  • After school programs providing recreation and supervision
  • Community recreation programs
  • Various athletic/sports opportunities and leagues
  • Various clubs, dance, music, arts and other supervised activities

Character Education

Conflict De-escalation and Resolution Programs

Improved classroom management, school discipline, and school / classroom rules

  • Positive Behavioral Support in Schools
  • Recognition, Awards and Honors
  • Surface Management Techniques
  • Creating and Using Classroom Rules

Other Security and Prevention Approaches

  • Attending to Deteriorating School Facilities
  • Safer Schools Through Environmental Design
  • School Uniforms
  • Other Security options

Parent involvement

Programs to Improve School & Classroom Climate

  • Caring and Community in Schools
  • Structure and teaching discipline
  • Empathy, Motivation; Expectations for students
  • Relationships, Community
  • Good lesson design & delivery
  • Anticipation & planning
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Improving teacher morale
  • Classroom meetings
  • Leadership in School Culture

School-Family-Community Linkages

School-wide Screening & Early Identification Programs

  • Systematic Screening for Behavioral Disorders (SSBD)
  • First Step to Success

School Security Audits & Inspections

Smaller groupings for students/ More Connections

  • Block Scheduling
  • Multiage groups
  • School within school programs
  • Home base programs
  • Looping
  • Reducing school size

Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution Curricula

  • Resolving Conflict Creatively Program - The Peaceable School Program
  • The Peacemakers Program

II. Early Identification and Intervention

Academic support programs

  • School within school, alternative and “at-risk” programs
  • Truancy, absences, tardiness and related Interventions
  • Adult, Peer and Cross Age Tutoring

Anger Management

Assessing Dangerousness

Bullying Prevention & Intervention

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Programs

  • Peace Patrol
  • Interest-Based Negotiation/Mediation

Individual Counseling

Individual Behavior Plans and Behavior Supports

Mentoring Programs

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters
  • Team-mates
  • “Foster grandparent” programs, etc.
  • Other mentoring programs

Peer Mediation

School-wide Discipline Programs

  • Positive Discipline
  • Boys Town Intervention/Administrative Model
  • Discipline with Dignity
  • Others

Drug, Alcohol & Gang Prevention/Intervention Programs

  • School Community
  • D.A.R.E.
  • G.R.E.A.T.

III. Effective Responses to Inappropriate Behavior

Appropriate use of Medication

Develop Educational Alternative Options

  • Alternative Schools or Programs
  • Residential or Hospital Treatment
  • Alternative Settings

Discipline and Alternatives

  • District Codes of Conduct
    • Increase Effectiveness of Discipline Procedures
    • Expand discipline alternatives
    • Alternatives to Zero Tolerance Policies
  • Increase Effectiveness of Alternative Programs
    • In-school suspension
  • Create more restrictive special education settings, etc.

Involving Students in Decision Making

Obtaining/Managing Information & Coordinating Agencies

Planning for Crisis and Emergencies

Teams and Problem Solving

Technology for School Security

  • Security cameras
  • Metal detectors
  • Identification and multifunction badges
  • Communication radios, intercoms and telephones

IV. Process and Support Issues

Community Coalitions to Restructure Schools

Employing Surveys

  • Creating and Using School Climate Surveys
  • Creating and Using School Safety Surveys
  • Scanning, Data Entry and Tabulating Options for Surveys
  • Using Excel to Analyze Survey Data

Risk Management

Teams in Schools

  • Creating Effective Teams
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Work Teams in Schools

Typical School Data

  • Office Referral Data Systems and Uses
  • Tardy and Attendance Data
  • Academic Progress Data and Grades
  • Data Driven School Improvement
  • Behavior Rating Scales and Checklists
  • Pre-referral Intervention Data
  • Special Education Referral Data
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