Creating the Conditions for Learning in School Crisis Intervention and Prevention

Creating the Conditions for Learning in School Crisis Intervention and Prevention

The School Crisis Intervention and Prevention module can serve as an invaluable tool for Administrators and Teachers looking to facilitate a healthy, stable, and safe learning environment for students. 

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Methods for Calculating Discipline Disparities

Methods for Calculating Discipline Disparities

A variety of methods are used in schools and jurisdictions to calculate discipline disparities. This glossary discusses the most commonly used methods.

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Conditions For Learning School Audit Tool To Address Discipline Disparities

Conditions for Learning School Audit Tool 

This tool offers district, school, parent and community group leaders an easy-to-use checklist to determine where their educational setting sits along a continuum of various conditions for learning based factors.  

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What School-Based Factors Contribute to Discipline Disparities?

What School-Based Factors Contribute to Discipline Disparities?

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments has released Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline, a guide that provides tools and a process for practitioners to determine whether discipline disparities exist in their schools as well as to address them.

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The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments has released Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline, a guide that provides tools for practitioners to take a data-driven approach to systematically assessing and responding disparities in school discipline. - See more at: http://supportiveschooldiscipline.org/blog/do-discipline-disparities-exist-your-school-or-district#sthash.2PeVWmDg.dpuf
The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments has released Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline, a guide that provides tools for practitioners to take a data-driven approach to systematically assessing and responding disparities in school discipline. - See more at: http://supportiveschooldiscipline.org/blog/do-discipline-disparities-exist-your-school-or-district#sthash.2PeVWmDg.dpuf

Social Marketing Toolkit

Social Marketing Toolkit

Our new toolkit is designed to build the capacity of change agents in local school communities to encourage school discipline reform by offering an ever-growing repository of resources on how to launch effective social marketing campaigns.

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NCSSD Blog Interview with Judge J. H. Corpening focusing on Involving Agencies, Diversion Tactics, and Classroom Strategies and Professional Development

As part of the expert blog series, Judge Corpening has responded to additional questions from readers and visitors to the Supportive School Discipline website regarding the School Discipline and Juvenile Justice reform efforts in North Carolina. 

Interview With Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel: The Philadelphia School Diversion Program

Kevin J. Bethel is a Deputy Police Commissioner in the Philadelphia Police Department, the 4th largest police department in the nation with 6,600 sworn personnel.  He is presently in charge of Patrol Operations for the entire city.  As part of his duties he oversees 21 Patrol Districts, Neighborhood Services Unit, Philadelphia School District Police, Police Athletic League and Community Relations Unit.

Protecting Childhood: A Blueprint for Developmentally Appropriate School Policing in Virginia

School security personnel are increasingly commonplace in Virginia’s public schools. There are two types. School resource officers (SROs) are certified law enforcement officers who are typically employed by local law enforcement agencies and assigned to provide coverage to public schools. School security officers (SSOs) are individuals employed by school divisions to maintain order and discipline in their assigned schools. To date, little analysis of school policing in the Commonwealth exists. This report aims to change that.

Reflections on Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Supportive School Discipline Reform Journey

Dr. Shawn Ashworth has served in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years as a school counselor, assistant principal, and pupil personnel worker; as Special Assistant for Discipline, Principal of Arundel Middle School and J. Albert Adams Academy, and Senior Manager of Discipline & Disproportionality in the Office of Equity and Human Relations. Dr. Ashworth currently works in the Office of Safe and Orderly Schools as a program specialist for discipline.

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Building the Right Cross-Systems Team to Support your Diversion: The Responder Model

Please join the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) on Tuesday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), for the second in a four-part webinar series on school-based juvenile justice diversion models for youth with behavioral health needs. The series provides guidance on the essential components of effective school-based diversion

Suspensions and Expulsions Decline as Districts Adopt Alternatives, State says

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A change of approach to school discipline in California schools has resulted in a decline in the number and percentage of students suspended and expelled in academic year 2014-2015 in comparison to academic year 2013-2014 across ethnic groups. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson attributes the shift toward resolving behavior issues in lieu of classroom removals as the causal mechanism for the decline. Effective solutions, restorative practices, and mediation to regulate emotions have contributed to the 13.9 percent decline in expulsions and the 12.8 percent decline in suspensions, according to Torlakson.