School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook (Hardcover)

School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook By Jane Close Conoley, PhD (Editor), Arnold P. Goldstein, PhD (Editor) Cover Image

School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook (Hardcover)


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Now in a revised and updated second edition, this highly informative volume provides empirically based models for intervening with students at risk for aggression and protecting school safety overall. Current advances in research and practice are reflected in the book's detailed coverage of effective intervention approaches at the student, school, and system levels. Presented are strategies for reducing violence risks in Pre-K-12 classrooms, managing problem behavior in a range of settings and among diverse student populations, conducting academic and curriculum interventions, developing crisis management and safety plans, building successful partnerships with families and outside agencies, and more. Contributors include leading scientist-practitioners as well as experienced educators and policymakers. Special features of the second edition include new chapters on legal issues and on creating a climate for change in the schools.
Jane Close Conoley, PhD, is Dean of Education and Human Development and Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Conoley has served as a consultant to mental health and educational agencies around the world, working to increase safety and academic achievement for children and resilience and job satisfaction for adults in those settings. Her research has centered on change processes that are related to increasing the acceptability of behavioral and mental health interventions in complex organizations.

Arnold P. Goldstein, PhD (1933-2002), was Professor of Special Education at Syracuse University, Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs, a member of the American Psychological Association Commission on Youth Violence, and a member of the Council of Representatives of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Dr. Goldstein developed three influential approaches to prosocial skills training: skillstreaming, aggression replacement training, and the Prepare Curriculum. Reflecting his role as Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression, much of his research and teaching centered on helping youngsters replace antisocial, aggressive behaviors with constructive, alternative means of seeking life satisfaction and effectiveness.
Product Details ISBN: 9781572306714
ISBN-10: 1572306718
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: July 26th, 2004
Pages: 544
Language: English
"School Violence Intervention, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive look at a very serious and complex issue for today's educators. This important resource offers an analysis of the many facets of school violence, explores its causes, and presents research-based interventions to address this problem. The interventions are practical in design and can be useful to school psychologists, counselors, school administrators, and classroom teachers. With an ever-increasing awareness of the importance of school safety, educators must be ready to take a proactive stance on this crucial issue. This up-to-date volume will allow them to do just that."--Janice E. Miller, MEd, Elementary School Counselor, Allentown, Pennsylvania

"As thorough a treatment as I have ever seen. This book offers a comprehensive historical overview of the subject of school violence, and, more importantly, describes literally hundreds of holistic, mutually complementary interventions at all levels: country, state, community, school, classroom, and family. This book should be used by university programs in education, administration, and school psychology as the text for courses on interventions to prevent school violence. In addition, every professional, school, and school district will want to have this book on hand as a reference guide to inform prevention, training, and crisis response."--Virginia Shrader, MSEd, NCSP, NBCT, School Psychologist, International School of San Pedro Sula, Honduras

"This volume represents a giant step forward in understanding and confronting school violence. Over the past few decades, experiences of violence in the schools have taught us a great deal. This up-to-date second edition offers a well-organized synthesis of what we have learned. Provided is the current, comprehensive, and practical information needed for schools to effectively confront the critical and complex task of creating healthy school environments. A most valuable resource for mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, and community leaders, now and for years to come."--Gayle Pitcher, PhD, Department of Psychological Services, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas

"The collection is an impressive and comprehensive one. Every chapter is worthwhile and in general the style is accessible and often quite practical in focus, while also maintaining a perspective on research and evaluation....There is much to learn from the range of experience in this book."
— Developmental Neurorehabilitation