Millions of children and adults across the nation spend their days in school buildings, and they need safe, healthy environments to thrive, learn, and succeed. This book explores the school environment using the methods and perspectives of environmental health science. Though environmental healht has long been understood to be an important factor in workplaces, homes, and communities, this is the first book to address the same basic concerns in schools. The editors are physicians and educators trained in pediatrics, occupational and environmental medicine, and medical toxicology, and the authors are experts in their fields drawn from across the United States and abroad. Each section of the book addresses a different concern facing schools today. In the first six sections, the various aspects of the school environment are examined. Chapters include the physical environment of the school, air quality issues, pest control, cleaning methods, food safety, safe designs of playgrounds and sports fields, crime and violence prevention, and transportation. In the last two sections, recommendations are made for school administrators on how to maximize the health of their schools. Appropriately evaluating the school environment, implementing strategies to address children and adults with disabilities, emphasizing health services, infectious disease prevention and recognition, and occupational health for faculty and staff are all addressed. The entire book is evidence-based, readable, generously illustrated, and practical. An indispensable resource for parents, school staff, administrators, government officials, and health professionals, this book is for anyone who cares about the health of our schools.
Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this authoritative resource provides a complete toolkit for designing and implementing an evidence-based school safety plan. Foremost experts guide practitioners to understand and prevent violence, bullying, and peer harassment in grades K–12. Best practices are reviewed for creating a positive school climate and establishing effective security and crisis response procedures. The authors describe ways to identify and support behaviorally at-risk students across multiple tiers of intervention, beginning with universal screening. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible planning tools. Purchasers get access to a webpage where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Reflects over 15 years of research advances, new initiatives, and the growth of universal prevention models. *Grounded in current positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) practices; also incorporates restorative discipline, social–emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. *State-of-the-art behavioral screening and threat assessment methods are integrated throughout. *Discussions of timely topics, including cyberbullying, the role and limitations of policing in schools, and racial/ethnic disparities in discipline. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.
Discusses ways to determine if a school building is "sick"; the causes of sick school building syndrome (such as heating, ventilating, air conditioning, air quality problems, radon, asbestos, school floor coverings, lead poisoning, formaldehyde, etc.) and its treatment; and remedial steps that can be taken.
Creating Safe and Supportive Schools and Fostering Students Mental Health provides pre- and in-service educators with the tools they need to prevent, pre-empt, handle, and recover from threats to students mental health. School safety and fostering a supportive learning environment have always been issues fundamental to educators. Over the last decade, teachers and administrators have been called on more than ever to cope with bullying, suicide, and violence in their schools. Handling every stage of this diverse set of obstacles can be unwieldy for teachers and administrators alike. Framed with interviews from experts on each of the topics, and including practical and applicable examples, this volume draws together the work of top-tier school psychologists into a text designed to work with existing school structures and curricula to make schools safer. A comprehensive and multi-faceted resource, this book integrates leading research with the well-respected Framework for Safe and Successful Schools to help educators support school safety, crisis management, and students' mental health. Featuring interviews with: Dewey G. Cornell, Frank DeAngelis, Beth Doll, Kevin Dwyer, Katie Eklund, Maurice J. Elias, Michele Gay, Ross W. Greene, Rob Horner, Jane Lazarus, Richard Lieberman, Troy Loker, Melissa A. Louvar-Reeves, Terry Molony, Shamika Patton, Donna Poland, Scott Poland, Eric Rossen, Susan M. Swearer, Ken Trump, and Frank Zenere. "
Today, the dangers our children face both in and out of school are more daunting than ever before. How do we teach our children to react in life threatening situations? What is the protocol for handling advances by strangers, armed intruders, bullying, cyberstalking, etc.? This essential guide provides great tips on how to help children help themselves in case of emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. A must have for all parents and caregivers!
A hands-on resource for practitioners, this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing a comprehensive school safety plan. Moving from needs assessment to implementation and evaluation, chapters describe research-based strategies that are readily applicable in K-12 settings. Special features include reproducible checklists and other planning tools. Described are proven ways to: create a low-crime environment, identify and support high-risk students, reduce bullying and harassment, improve the schoolwide disciplinary system, and draw on community resources for change.
Author: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Category: Industrial hygiene
The aim of the seminar was to provide an EU perspective on integrating - or 'mainstreaming' - occupational safety and health (OSH) into education. This topic is of growing importance across the Member States, as statistics have revealed that younger workers (aged between 18 and 24) are on average 1.4 times more likely to have a work-related accident as compared with other workers.