Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

Thanks to a collaborative effort with many education, law enforcement, juvenile justice, mental health and other social services, a report from the Department of Education and Department of Justice stands as a classic document to benefit students, staff and community.

Early Warning Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools establishes guiding principles which includes:
  • Establish caring and supportive relationship with children and youth
  • Get to know needs, feelings, attitudes and behavior patterns of students
  • Do no harm: signs should not be used as a rationale to isolate, exclude or punish a child
  • Understand violence and aggression within a context
  • Avoid stereotyping
  • View warning signs within a developmental context
  • Understand that children typically exhibit multiple warning signs
The report continues with early warning sign recognition, imminent warning signs, a plan of action and prevention and intervention strategies. It is highly recommended for all educators and professionals involved with youth development.

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