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The exposure of children to violence at school is a major concern for educators everywhere and a frequent topic of discussion in the media. Written by experts in research, practice, and training in the field, this timely text proposes a whole-school approach to reduce the impact of violence on children's development. The authors take into account: Personal characteristics of perpetrators, victims, and bystanders A school’s culture The quality of a school’s learning environment Links between the school and the communityThe whole school approach includes a wide range of formal and informal initiatives to improve the quality of life at school. Managing Violence in Schools covers preventive methods and provisions for students' individual needs. Readers will also find strategies for strengthening school culture, such as peer support, cooperative group work, and restorative practice. This resource also provides guidance for implementing a needs analysis, formulating a cycle of change for handling bullying and violence, and creating a shared understanding of the issue. Each strategy for preventive and integrative practice is illustrated with real-life case studies and relevant experiential exercises.

Whole-School Community Checklist: Promoting a Safe School Environment
Whole-school community checklist: Promoting a safe school environment

We end the book with a whole-school evaluation checklist and a school climate checklist for pupils that we hope will enable you to identify the areas on which you need to work to monitor your progress in addressing the issue of violence in your school and in promoting a positive school environment. You can use these topics to structure evaluation meetings or as an individual exercise to kick-start your needs analysis. If you use these checklists, please inform us of your findings.

Understanding the Issue of School Violence

Commitment to the Promotion of Non-Violence Through a Whole-School Policy

Working with Relationships

Managing Behaviour Positively

Building Sustainability

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