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School Violence Prevention and Intervention

Welcome to the School Violence Prevention and Intervention issue area on the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice's web site. Compilation for this issues area is not yet complete. There are, however, several active links on this page. Check back often for updates!

Center Documents
The following documents were produced with the support of the Office of Special Education Programs, Safe and Drug Free Schools Program, the Center for Mental Health Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. US Department of Education Seal  U.S. Department of Justice  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Early Warning, Timely Response - A Guide to Safe Schools.*
This is the document that was released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Early Warning, Timely Response - A Guide to Safe Schools - the Referenced Edition *
This web-based document includes both the text of the Early Warning Guide as well as references.

Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide*
This is the document that was released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide - the Referenced and Hotlinked Edition. *
This web-based referenced and hotlinked edition that expands on the publication by including links to: research, references, and programs and projects featured in the Action Guide.

Safe, drug-free, and effective schools for ALL students: What works! A profile of six different approaches to prevention in three communities, including a literature review and focus group review 1998. 

The Role of Education in a System of Care: Effectively Serving Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders, Volume III, Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health, 1998 Series.

Links to Other Resources
  • Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General The first Surgeon General's report on youth violence--is a product of extensive collaboration. It reviews a massive body of research on where, when, and how much youth violence occurs, what causes it, and which of today's many preventive strategies are genuinely effective.
  • The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (IN PDF - 189k)
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation document that is the result of a comprehensive two year study examining violence in our nation's schools. The report was assembled to develop a better understanding of adolescent violence through threat assessment, intervention and prevention methods.  pdf
Other Federal Resources:

CMHS resources on School Violence Prevention:

* These guides were produced by the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice of the American Institutes for Research, and the National Association of School Psychologists under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs (Grant # H327T60005), under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program provided additional support under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Gun-Free Schools Act.