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School Violence Intervention, Second Edition : A Practical Handbook - Jan Close

School Violence Intervention, Second Edition

A Practical Handbook

By: Jan Close (Editor), Albert P. Goldstein (Editor), Jane Close Conoley (Editor), Arnold P. Goldstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9781572306714
Number Of Pages: 544

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This work offers effective intervention strategies for managing school violence. Opening with a range of perspectives on student aggression, it provides a comprehensive view on practical interventions at the student, school, and systems levels. Practioners present empirically-grounded strategies for an array of school settings and situations, seeking to help readers make informed decisions about the approaches that would be most effective in their own environments.; The first part of the text presents information on the nature and prevalence of youth violence today, and outlines strategies geared toward making the school physically safer, establishing clear behaviour standards, providing adequate adult presence, enforcing rules fairly and sanctioning offenders, and creating partnerships with outside agencies.; The chapters that follow describe a range of interventions directed toward aggresive students themselves which have proved highly effective in outcome evaluation research. These approaches include behavioural classroom management, crises- and gang- orientated interventions, and preventative pre-school programmes. In addition, it details school-orientated strategies such as academic and curriculum interventions, vandalism control, and effective security policy. Exploring the complex relationship among school behaviour, family life, and community, chapters also consider avenues toward effecting change in the larger context of the students' lives.; A hands-on manual for dealing with some of the most intractable problems education professionals face, this book offers extensive information for school psychologists and researchers.

"The collection is an impressive and comprehensive one. Every chapter is worthwhile and in general the style is accessible and often quite practical in focus, while also maintaining a perspective on research and evaluation...There is much to learn from the range of experience in this book." - Peter K. Smith, Developmental Neurorehabilitation, Vol. 9, No. 4, October 2006

Student Aggression: Current Statusp. 3
Practitioners' Perspectives
The Low-Aggression Classroom: A Teacher's Viewp. 23
Creating Safe Schools: A Principal's Perspectivep. 54
The State Department of Education's Role in Creating Safe Schoolsp. 68
Student-Oriented Interventions
Preschool Interventionsp. 89
Classroom-Based Approachesp. 103
School Crisis Teamsp. 131
Interventions for Aggressive Students in a Public School-Based Day Treatment Programp. 164
Gang-Oriented Interventionsp. 194
School-Oriented Interventions
Academic and Instructional Interventions with Aggressive Studentsp. 235
The Safe School: Integrating the School Reform Agenda to Prevent Disruption and Violence at Schoolp. 256
Security Policy, Personnel, and Operationsp. 297
Controlling Vandalism: The Person-Environment Duetp. 324
System-Oriented Interventions
Families with Aggressive Children and Adolescentsp. 359
Coping with the Consequences of School Violencep. 400
The Real World: Good Ideas Are Never Enoughp. 416
Special Topics
School Violence and Cultural Sensitivityp. 441
Student Alienation Syndrome: The Other Side of School Violencep. 483
Law and School Safetyp. 507
Summary and Challenges for the Future
The Known, Unknown, and Future of Violence Reductionp. 527
Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9781572306714
ISBN-10: 1572306718
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition