Safe Learning Environment Resources

Safe Learning Environments Resources

NDPC Materials

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Webinar. (2018).

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Overview Course. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Coalition of Caring: Developing a Trauma-Sensitive School Culture. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Safe Learning Environments. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

A School and Police Department Partnership. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Care School. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

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

Addis, S., & Withington, C. (2016, September). Improving high school graduate rates for males of color: Trends, findings, and recommendations (An Issue Brief in Collaboration with The Moriah Group and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

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.


Musu-Gilette, L., Zhang, A., Wang, K., Zhang, J., and Oudekerk, B.A. (2017). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 (NCES 2017-065/NCJ250650). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC pdf.

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 NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund & the National Women’s Law Center. (2014). Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity  pdf.

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.



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

Education World: School Climate
More than 80 articles on various aspects of school climate, including but not limited to tips for building positive school climate, information on laws related to bullying, assessments for school climate and teachers’ discipline styles, making new students feel welcome, tips and cautions regarding using popular media resources, tips for positive parent-teacher interactions, and ways to incorporate flexibility without losing effectiveness.

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

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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

USA Mental Health First Aid