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Workbook for Preventing Catastrophic School Violence

Jared M. Scherz

This workbook offers a comprehensive review of existing violence prevention programs, which can help schools evaluate their existing programs and select the right approach for them. Author Dr. Jared M. Scherz offers practical guidance on building a prevention paradigm that integrates into the existing mission and vision of a given school. Scherz breaks down this paradigm into measurable areas including parent involvement, the use of technology, and the role of social media in violence prevention.

The main thrust of this book is the creation of an Early Warning Violence Detection and Prevention System (EWDPS), based on the Potential for Violence Inventory (PVI) outlined in the book. The EWDPS and PVI are the basis for upcoming software that will become the future of violence prevention on this country.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 94Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-1242-8 • Paperback • July 2014 • $19.00 • (£12.95)
978-1-4758-1243-5 • eBook • July 2014 • $18.00 • (£11.95)
Dr. Jared M. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, educational consultant, author, and founder of TeacherCoach.com and ufeud.com. Dr. Scherz aspires to improve the health of all schools worldwide.

Section I: Assessing Existing Prevention

  1. Armed Guards
  2. Surveillance and Intelligence
  3. Metal Detectors
  4. Zero Tolerance
  5. Peer Mediation
  6. Anti-Bullying Campaigns
  7. Mental Health Specialists
  8. Threat Assessment Teams
  9. Restorative Justice
  10. Overview & Conclusions

Section II: Building a Prevention Paradigm

  1. Theory and Violence Prevention
  2. Involving Parents
  3. Using Technology Safely
  4. Harnessing Social Media
  5. Early Warning Violence Detection System
  6. Potential for Violence Inventory
This thoughtful book explores the complexity of violence and articulates a comprehensive approach to prevention. With a keen understanding of the intricacies of human behavior and organizational dynamics in schools, this is a valuable resource for educators.
Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, and associate professor, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

This book offers insightful perspectives on a better understanding of the nature of youth violence, and it gives educators, parents, and community leaders a set of useful strategies that support the safety and success of all children.
Ron Stephens, Ph.D., executive director, National School Safety Center

This book provides not only theory but a way for leaders to reflect on the processes and practices that need to be in place in their schools to create a proactive and coherent approach to school violence prevention.
Pat Wright, executive director, New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association