Prevention Strategies That Work

What  Administrators Can Do to Promote Positive Student Behavior

This electronic guide describes prevention practices that K-8 public school administrators have found to beIDEAs that Work - U.S. Office of Special Education Programs effective in accelerating school performance, increasing readiness for learning, and reducing problem behaviors. Creating a safe school environment requires, among other things, preventive measures for children's behavioral and emotional problems. This guide derives from six different research partnerships between public schools and universities across the United States. Each team focused on students with -- and at risk of developing --emotional and behavioral disorders. Examples of prevention strategies from each of these projects are included throughout this document. Contact information for each project can be accessed through the links below, and at the end of the document.  
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All projects in this guide received funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). They represent a comprehensive approach to prevention.

Production of this web page was supported in part by Grant H237F0036 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services/ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Points of view or opinions stated in this publication do not necessarily represent official agency positions.

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