Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence

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Safe School Ambassadors is an essential guide for school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, and youth organization leaders. It challenges the current "outside-in" thinking-that keeping schools safe is accomplished primarily by adults through heightened security and stricter policies. It makes the case for a complementary 'inside-out? approach that taps the power of students to change the social norms of a school culture in order to stop bullying and violence.

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Overview

Safe School Ambassadors is an essential guide for school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, and youth organization leaders. It challenges the current "outside-in" thinking-that keeping schools safe is accomplished primarily by adults through heightened security and stricter policies. It makes the case for a complementary 'inside-out? approach that taps the power of students to change the social norms of a school culture in order to stop bullying and violence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470197424
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/11/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Phillips, M.Ed., a former teacher and principal, is the executive director of Community Matters, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be agents of positive social change.

John Linney, M.A., has twenty years of youth development experience and is the executive director of Impact Coaching and Speaking, specializing in organizational climate issues.

Chris Pack, BSE, program director of Community Matters, co-developed the Safe School Ambassadors program and has developed and delivered many training seminars on youth development.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: The Extent and Costs of Mistreatment and the Outside-In Response.

Chapter 1: A Day in the Life.

Chapter 2: The High Cost of Mistreatment.

Chapter 3: The Outside-In Approach.

Part II Building Safer Schools from the Inside Out.

Chapter 4: The Inside-Out Approach.

Chapter 5: Building a Safe School Climate.

Part III: Youth as Social Change Agents.

Chapter 6: Empowering Youth.

Chapter 7: Understanding and Mobilizing Bystanders.

Chapter 8: From Bystanders to Peacemakers.

Chapter 9: Results and Stories of Ambassadors in Action.

Part IV: A Call to Action.

Chapter 10: A Road Map for the Future.

Appendix A: Presentation Tips.

Appendix B: Responding to Questions and Concerns.

Appendix C: Ambassador Survey.

Appendix D: Recruiting Allies and Partners.

Appendix E : Needs Assessment.

Notes.

Resources.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2008

    Safe School Ambassadors

    This book offers a much needed bully prevention program for schools which focuses on the efforts of students to create a safe school environment. It addresses the topices of stopping school violence, bullying and fosters tolerance and acceptance. Students become the mentors in teaching other students how to deal with bullying, explaining how to react to a bully, why body language is so important, how to make friends, why they should stand up for other children, and how to tell an adult about bullying. The program proposed by the book and the advice offered throughout is clear, unequivocal, and helpful. This useful volume will have heavy usage among school administrators and school leaders who are in a position to initiate a grassroots campaign against bullies.

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