Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent headlines of violence, bullying, and drug abuse have shown the vulnerability of schools. In this timely and important resource, leading expert Franklin Schargel provides leaders, teachers, counselors, parents, and students with the necessary information to address and diminish safety problems in schools. Creating Safe Schools explores the background and data about the severity of safety issues facing schools today and also provides the strategies and tools to address them. Clearly organized according to issue, this book allows for easy reference and is packed with tools, activities, checklists, strategies, and tips. Coverage includes:
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
Violent School Incidents
This important resource will help educators prevent violence from happening in their schools and provide children with a safe and secure learning environment.
Helpful templates and additional resources for educators and parents are available as free downloads at www.routledge.com/9780415734790.
Franklin P. Schargel is an internationally recognized expert, keynote presenter, and training specialist on school dropout prevention. His career spans thirty-three years of classroom teaching and counseling, as well as eight years of supervision and administration.
Acknowledgements Meet the Author Violence Prevention Quiz Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Bullying Chapter 3: Driving and Bus Safety Chapter 4: Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Chapter 5: Internet Safety Chapter 6: Violent School Incidents Chapter 7: Sexual Activity Chapter 8: Suicide Chapter 9: Truancy and Suspension Chapter 10: Youth Gambling Chapter 11: Conclusion Answers to the Violence Prevention Quiz Additional Resources Sources