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2nd Edition

Safe and Healthy Schools: Practical Prevention Strategies

$69.08  Softcover
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Jeffrey Sprague, Hill M Walker

  • Safe and Healthy Schools
  • Safe and Healthy Schools
    This book provides a practical, step-by-step approach to developing a comprehensive, school-wide safety plan in K-12 settings

198 pages
Interest Age: 5 to 18
ISBN: 9781462547814

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this authoritative resource provides a complete toolkit for designing and implementing an evidence-based school safety plan.

Foremost experts guide practitioners to understand and prevent violence, bullying, and peer harassment in grades K-12. Best practices are reviewed for creating a positive school climate and establishing effective security and crisis response procedures. The authors describe ways to identify and support behaviourally at-risk students across multiple tiers of intervention, beginning with universal screening.

In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible planning tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition:

  • Reflects over 15 years of research advances, new initiatives, and the growth of universal prevention models.
  • Grounded in current positive behaviour interventions and supports (PBIS) practices; also incorporates restorative discipline, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices.
  • State-of-the-art behavioural screening and threat assessment methods are integrated throughout.
  • Discussions of timely topics, including cyberbullying, the role and limitations of policing in schools, and racial/ethnic disparities in discipline.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.

Table of Contents

  1. History and Overview of Approaches to Safety, School Discipline, and Mental Health Support in Schools sample
  2. Assessing and Planning for School Safety: Developing a School Safety and Crisis-Response Plan
  3. Proactive Screening, Identifying Behaviorally At-Risk Students, and Threat Assessment: Purposes, Approaches, Outcomes, and Cautions
  4. Improving School Climate, Safety, and Student Health via Prevention Approaches
  5. Bullying and Peer Harassment in Schools: The Current Landscape, Influencing Factors, and Screening-Identification Methods
  6. Solutions for Bullying and Peer Harassment in the School Setting
  7. Supporting Antisocial and Potentially Violent Youth



"Sprague and Walker have produced a 'must-have' second edition of their groundbreaking work on school safety. The book covers a wide range of core topics and addresses critical issues facing the field. It has a particular emphasis on planning, screening, and practical solutions for supporting youth and preventing violence. This volume highlights up-to-date research and provides solid guidance and important recommendations for school-based practitioners and researchers."
- Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD, MEd, University Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia

"This timely second edition shares best practices for creating safe and healthy school climates for all students, including those at risk for serious behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges down the road. The authors provide a framework for integrating various prevention approaches, including PBIS, restorative practices, social and emotional learning, and trauma-informed care. I can think of few in the field of education who have contributed more to creating safe and healthy school climates than Sprague and Walker."
- Mark Katz, PhD, Director, Learning Development Services, San Diego, California