Safe Learning Environment Resources

Safe Learning Environments Resources

NDPC/N Materials

Introducing Solutions to the Dropout Crisis Magazine. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

NDPC/N Newsletter: Cyberbullying. (2016).

Four Overview Perspectives on Engaging Students. (2016).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive Consequences with Human-Centered Educational Practices. (2016).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools. (2015).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

School Transformation Through a Social and Emotional Learning Based Freshman Seminar. (2015).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis. 

Schargel, F. P.  (2014). Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents. London: Routledge.

Journal of At-Risk Issues – Volume 18, Number 2 pdf. (2014).

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Strait, J. (Ed.). (2014).  NDPC/N Newsletter: Cultural Competence: A Look at Minnesota pdf.

Reaching and Teaching the Reluctant Learner. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

A Place Where They Want To Be. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The Good News About Cheating. (2013). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

School Climate: Why Is It Important?. (2012). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

McGrane, G. (2011).  Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk. Professional Development Series.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: What Does PBIS Have to Do With Prevention?. (2011).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

McGrane, G. (2010).  Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk. Effective Strategies. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

School Climate Through Students’ Eyes. (2010). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Dropout Prevention in the Digital Society. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Addressing Bullying in Schools: An Introduction to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2008).  Video: Doris Settles Talks About Cyber-Bullying.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2008).  Video: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Action.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.

Rogers, M. (1994).  Resolving Conflict Through Peer Mediationpdf Solutions and Strategies.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2016). Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9–12—United States and Selected Sites, 2015

U.S. Department of Education. (2016). Newcomer Tool Kit [Online guidebook].

Apthorp, H. S. (2016). Where American Indian Students Go to School: Enrollment in Seven Central Region States.

Michaelis, B., & Schlozman, S. C. (n.d.) Bullying awareness guidebook: Students staying safe in school [Online guidebook].

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Interventionpdf.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Misdirections in Bullying Prevention and Interventionpdf.

Hanson, T., & Voight, A. (2014).  The appropriateness of a California student and staff survey for measuring middle school climatepdf.

The School Discipline Consensus Report  pdf. (2014).

Horner, R. H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C. M. (2011).  Examining the Evidence Base for School-Wide Positive Behavior Supportpdf. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42(8), 1-14.

Preble, B., & Taylor, L. (2009).  School Climate Through Student Eyes.  pdf Educational Leadership, 66, 35-40.

Sugai, G. (2009).  School-Wide Positive Support and Response to Intervention  pdf.

Simonsen, B., Fairbanks, S., Briesch, A., Myers, D., & Sugai, G. (2008).  Evidence-based Practices in Classroom Management: Considerations for Research to Practicepdf.  Education and Treatment of Children, 31(3), 351-380.

Fairbanks, S., Sugai, G., Guardino, D., & Lathrop, M. (2007).  Response to Intervention: Examining Classroom Behavior Support in Second Gradepdf.  Exceptional Children, 73(3), 288-310.

Perkins, B. K. (2006).  Where we learn: The CUBE survey of urban school climate.

Picucci, A. C., Brownson, A., Kahlert, R., & Sobel, A. (2002, 12/2002).  Shaping School CulturepdfPrincipal Leadership

Brewster, C., & Railsback, J. (2001).  Schoolwide prevention of bullying pdf. Portland, OR : Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Meggie, M., Edwards, S., & Gwozdz, K. (2001).  Conflict resolution: A blueprint for preventing school violence. Rego Park, NY : The Solomon Press.

Thornton, T. N., Craft, C. A., Dahlberg, L. L., Lynch, B. S., & Baer, K. (2001).  Best practices of youth violence prevention. Atlanta, GA : National Center for Injury Prevention and Control pdf .

Hoover, J. H., & Oliver, R. (1996). The Bullying Prevention Handbook: A Guide for Principals, Teachers, and Counselors. Bloomington, IN : National Educational Service.


Web Sites

Anti-bullying network

established by The Scottish Executive so that teachers, parents and young people can share ideas about how bullying should be tackled

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adverse Childood Experiences (ACEs)

Center on Behavioral Education and Research at UConn

Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age

Fifty-State Survey of State Education Agencies’ Online School Disciplinary Data

Information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Maryland State Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization

OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Ready Kids

developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help teachers and parents prepare children in grades 4-8 for natural disasters and other emergencies

School-Wide Information System at the University of Oregon

Stop Bullying Now

offers teachers, parents and students a wide range of information and resources on how to identify, intervene in, and prevent bullying in schools

Stop Bullying Now!

General information about bullying/bullying prevention

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)

nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to establish, support and grow SAVE chapters

The National School Climate Center