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Injury Prevention

Sandra S. West, Hope Jackson, Robert J. Geller, and Howard Frumkin

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on all the other kinds of injuries that may occur throughout schools—on the walkways, in hallways, in general classrooms, and in specialized settings such as vocational arts ... More


Food Safety

Jeannie Sneed

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces the field of food safety as it applies to schools. Problems with food safety result from the presence of biological, chemical, or physical hazards in the food. Symptoms of ... More


Playgrounds: A 150-Year-Old Model

Robin Moore

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by tracing the history of playgrounds and exploring the philosophies behind the changes. Two major themes emerge. First, playgrounds should be places where children can play ... More


Violence and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Tod Schneider

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses violence and crime prevention in schools. Environmental changes can help protect schools from violence, crime, and other antisocial behavior. First-generation Crime Prevention ... More


Occupational Health and Safety for Faculty and Staff

Darryl Alexander

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0030
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A comprehensive occupational health and safety approach to identifying, preventing, and eliminating hazardous exposures will go a long way to protecting and promoting the health of teachers and other ... More


Evidence-Based Violence Prevention Programs and Best Implementation Practices

Ron Avi Astor, Michelle Rosemond, Ronald O. Pitner, Roxana Marachi, and Rami Benbenishty

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews several examples of effective violence prevention programs as well as model school-safety programs. It shows that successful school-wide intervention programs have the following ... More


Introduction

Howard Frumkin

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the conditions of schools in the U.S. and the importance of the school environment. It provides an overview of the subsequent chapters. It ... More


Animal Safety

Jerome A. Paulson and Chinonye Harvey

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The presence of animals in school settings is common, and the balance of benefits and risks remains controversial. Some experts argue that animals have no place in schools, whereas others contend ... More


Safe and Healthy Sports Environments

David Marshall

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses sports safety in schools. Athletic activities promote good health habits and provide many opportunities for developing social and leadership skills. The inherent risks in ... More


The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Aaron Kupchik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Since the 1990s, K-12 schools across the U.S. have changed in important ways in an effort to maintain safe schools. They have added police officers, surveillance cameras, zero tolerance policies, and ... More


Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence: Empirically Based Methods

Gary L. Bowen

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter addresses strategies for assessing and predicting the risk of school violence. The review is framed by a seven-step planning strategy: results-focused planning (RFP). Working with ... More


Chemical Exposures in and out of the Classroom

Jennifer Audi and Robert J. Geller

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews some of the toxic hazards that children might encounter in and around their schools. It discusses the ways in which a child might be exposed, as well as the possible effects of ... More


Effective Intervention With Gangs and Gang Members

Timothea M. Elizalde and Gilbert A. Ramírez

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Gang presence in public schools is a growing issue across the United States. The correlation between gang presence and crime on school grounds is significant. Research suggests that some intervention ... More


Introduction

Aaron Kupchik

in The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the real school safety problem: how we over-police and punish students. It discusses current school practices, public discussions (or lack thereof) about these practices, ... More


Children and Adults with Disabilities

Kathy Gips, Janice Nodvin, and I. Leslie Rubin

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on a wide range of attitudes and design features needed to achieve safe and healthy school environments for everyone, including those with disabilities. Several themes run ... More


Creating a Violence-Free School Climate/Culture

Mark A. Mattaini

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In an increasingly globalized world, rates of violence among the young appear to be increasing nearly worldwide. The incidence of most types of violence is much higher in the United States, however, ... More


Bullying: Best Practices for Prevention and Intervention in Schools

Esther Howe, Elayne Haymes, and Tanya Tenor

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter reviews the most well-researched, evidence-based antibullying interventions: involvement of all the stakeholders in a school, prevention through life skills curricula, problem-solving ... More


Moving beyond Exclusion: Integrating Restorative Practices and Impacting School Culture in Denver Public Schools

Thalia N. C. González and Benjamin Cairns

in Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721377
eISBN:
9780814721384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the potential of a restorative justice model to prevent violence and resolve conflicts in public schools. Restorative justice is a principle-based method of responding to ... More


Engaging Adolescents in Prevention of Sexual Assault and Harassment

Erin A. Casey and Paula S. Nurius

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Schools place a high premium on creating safe learning environments for their students, and they possess exciting potential to foster climates of respect that render hurtful or harassing behavior ... More


Peer Conflict: Effective Resolution Strategies

Debra J. Woody

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses a school-based conflict resolution program that has been constructed and used by two social workers in an alternative high school setting. The program continues to be effective ... More


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