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