Preventing School Violence –


(3 credits)

This course focuses on leadership strategies to promote safe school environments. Strategies to resolve conflict, build community partnerships, promote a positive culture, and create crisis plans are explored. Participants generate ideas, plans, and tools for resolving violence in schools.

This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Factors That Contribute to School Violence

  • Define a safe school.

  • Explain research-based strategies that schools can implement to prevent violence.
  • Determine what research indicates about the effects of school violence on a school's culture.

The School Community

  • Recommend resolution strategies for conflict.
  • Evaluate programs used by schools nationwide to alleviate school violence.
  • Recommend steps to involve parents and communities in schools.

  • Describe the roles of the school community in preventing violence.

The Role of the Educator

  • Evaluate character programs that relate to the prevention of school violence.

  • Create a management plan to promote a safe classroom environment.

  • Propose classroom strategies that build a respectful culture.

Planning for a Safe School

  • Describe how to improve diverse interactions among students, staff, the district, and the community.
  • Develop an effective crisis management plan.
  • Develop a proactive program to create a positive school culture.

  • Create plans to foster positive relationships among stakeholders in schools.

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