This timely book presents a data-driven approach to preventing and responding to school violence. As school violence receives increasing attention across the nation, the application of scientific knowledge is critical. For maximum effectiveness, transdisciplinary teams should use school data, logic models, and theories of change to design, implement, and evaluate interventions. Collaboration among key stakeholders is also necessary to address both structural and systemic barriers to success with violence prevention.
With concrete methods for promoting safety in primary and secondary educational settings, this book will engage and
enable school faculty, counselors, administrators, and other partners to better understand areas of common interest and learn how to work together more effectively.
Mayer and Jimerson deliver a well-organized, well-thought-out, comprehensive volume on school safety and violence prevention. With contributions from a diverse group of interdisciplinary scholars, the insightful chapters will enable readers to grasp the foundational issues confronting schools today, glean insight into forming effective partnerships, and engage in the practical application of school-based research. This will be an invaluable addition to the literature on this topic.
--Ryan Randa, PhD, editor, Journal of School Violence, and Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Mayer and Jimerson have brought together leading authorities on school safety and violence prevention. This book gets to the heart of what educators, researchers, and policymakers need to understand when confronting the physical, emotional, and social challenges of working in schools that face unprecedented threats and acts of violence. This book provides a foundation for creating safe and welcoming environments in schools across the nation and beyond.
--Edwin R. Gerler, Jr., EdD, Professor of Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and founding editor of the Journal of School Violence
This is the book the field so urgently needs. Chapters are closely interlinked to describe the complex but interrelated whole of school violence prevention. This refreshing approach will undoubtedly have an immediate and positive impact on professional practice and may well convey the message of hope that brings the next generation of thinkers and doers into the field.
--Jim Larson, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 14th August 2018
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1