Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-1242-8 • Paperback • July 2014 • $26.00 • (£19.99)
978-1-4758-1243-5 • eBook • July 2014 • $24.50 • (£18.99)
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
- Armed Guards
- Surveillance and Intelligence
- Metal Detectors
- Zero Tolerance
- Peer Mediation
- Anti-Bullying Campaigns
- Mental Health Specialists
- Threat Assessment Teams
- Restorative Justice
- Overview & Conclusions
Section II: Building a Prevention Paradigm
- Theory and Violence Prevention
- Involving Parents
- Using Technology Safely
- Harnessing Social Media
- Early Warning Violence Detection System
- 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.
— Patricia Wright