Your school must be prepared to face problems that range from name calling and bullying to extortion, rape, and homicide. Decrease the chances of tragedy and learn how to respond most effectively! This essential handbook explores the causes of school violence, presents state-of-the-art information on preventing school violence, and arms you with practical interventions to use when violent incidents occur. You'll also learn about the best Internet sites on school violence issues. This bookprepared by the editor of the Journal of School Violencecan help you decrease the chances of tragedy. It will also show you how to respond effectively when violence does occur. Part I: Causes of School Violence focuses on the ways that connectedness and identification with academics influence school violence. This section presents a framework for creating developmental interventions as well as a chapter examining the concept of bonding to school, with two interesting scenarios to consider. Part II: Prevention of School Violence examines the effectiveness of interventions in use today and brings you important information on threat assessment, peer mediation, and weapons reduction. You'll also find an insightful chapter on the value of developing empathy and good communication with youth who are gang members. Part III: Interventions in Cases of School Violence provides you with effective strategies to address the consequences of crisis events and takes an incisive look at crisis events themselves, what they are, how they progress, and what you may encounter in their aftermath. In addition, you get an invaluable inside look at crisis intervention and support services in the aftermath of the 2001 Santana High School shootings in San Diego, California. With your purchase of this essential handbook, you'll also be kept up to date by the author's new Internet foruma space where scholars and practitioners from around the world come together to create new strategies for school violence prevention and intervention and develop new online and print publications that address school violence. When I was like 11, I was hanging out. I used to go to a middle school. It was for bad people, only bad people go there. It's a school just for bad people that had gotten kicked out of school. And I had got kicked out of my school cause they found me with a gun. The Handbook of School Violence brings together many voicesthose of violent youngsters and the helpers who provide the care they needthose of students who feel no connection with their families or with their work at schoolthose of the professionals who strive to prevent these students from acting on their feelings of alienation in violent waysand those of scholars who create theory and research, laying the foundation for prevention and intervention. Add this book to your collection, and you'll benefit from the contributions of this rich chorus of voices. And through the Internet forum, the chorus can add a new voiceyours.Visit the Handbook of School Violence Web site at http://genesislight.com/hsv20files/about.html
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About the Editor
Features of the Handbook
The Handbook and the Internet
Some Thoughts About the Contributors to the Handbook
Part I: Causes of School Violence
Chapter 1. Connectedness and School Violence: A Framework for Developmental Interventions
Developmental Trends in Connectedness to Friends, School, and Family
Disconnection and Violence
Interventions: What to Do?
Developmental Interventions for the Prevention of Youth Violence
Dyadic Approaches to Violence Prevention
Chapter 2. Identification with Academics and Violence in Schools
Risk Factors for School Violence
What Is Identification with Academics?
A Comprehensive Model
Evidence for the Link Between Identification with Academics and Academic Outcomes
Types of Violence in School
Preventing School Violence
Conclusions, Caveats, and Future Directions
Part II: Prevention of School Violence
Chapter 3. School Violence in Children and Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Current Interventions
Chapter 4. Student Threat Assessment
What Is Threat Assessment?
How Does Threat Assessment Differ from Profiling?
How Does Threat Assessment Differ from Zero Tolerance?
How Can Threat Assessment Work in Schools?
Directions for Future Research
Recommendations for Student Threat Assessment
Chapter 5. Peer Mediation
Program Setup and Operation
Developmental Program Considerations
Chapter 6. Lessons from the Field: Balancing Comprehensiveness and Feasibility in Peer Mediation Programs
Appendix A: QuestionnaireÂ Middle School Peer Mediation Programs Currently Coordinated by School Counselors
Appendix B: Interview InstrumentÂ The Real and the Ideal in Middle School Peer Mediation Programs
Appendix C: North Carolina State University Informed Consent Form
Appendix D: Letter of Attestation
Chapter 7. Because No One Ever Asked: Understanding Youth Gangs As a Primary Step in Violence Prevention
From Violent Homes to Violent Streets
Chapter 8. Weapons in Schools
Incidence and Prevalence of Weapons in Schools
Demographic and Contextual Predictors of Weapons Offenders
Where Do Juveniles Obtain Their Weapons?
What Weapons Do Juveniles Prefer?
Protection or Aggression: Theoretical Predictors of Weapons Possession
Differential Association Theory
Programs and Policies to Combat Weapons in Schools
Conclusion and Policy Implications
Part III: Interventions in Cases of School Violence
Chapter 9. Characteristics and Consequences of Crisis Events: A Primer for the School Psychologist
What Is a Crisis? Situations That May Require School Crisis Intervention
The Effects of Crises: Reasons for Providing School Crisis Intervention
Chapter 10. School Crisis Interventions: Strategies for Addressing the Consequences of Crisis Events
Chronology of Crisis Intervention
Specific Crisis Interventions
Multicomponent Crisis Intervention
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