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

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

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Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence by Chris Pack, John Linney, Rick Phillips

Safe School Ambassadors is an essential guide for schooladministrators, counselors, teachers, parents, and youthorganization leaders. It challenges the current "outside-in"thinking-that keeping schools safe is accomplished primarily byadults through heightened security and stricter policies. It makesthe case for a complementary 'inside-out' approach that taps thepower of students to change the social norms of a school culture inorder to stop bullying and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470197424
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/11/2008
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,242,707
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rick Phillips, M.Ed., a former teacher and principal, is theexecutive director of Community Matters, a nonprofit organizationdedicated to empowering young people to be agents of positivesocial change.

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

Chris Pack, BSE, program director of Community Matters,co-developed the Safe School Ambassadors program and has developedand 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 theOutside-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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