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Resources for School Safety

The recent tragedy in Connecticut has sparked renewed discussion of school violence and school safety. Routledge publishes several books and journal articles that help provide school administrators, school-based mental health professionals, and other educational professionals with the framework and tools needed to establish a comprehensive safe learning environment.

Routledge Journals is pleased to offer FREE ACCESS to a selection of articles related to school violence and school psychology. These articles will be available to read and download until December 31, 2013.

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In addition to those titles, we're offering free access to the following journal articles we think might be helpful.

“The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions”: A Historical, Theoretical, and Legal Analysis of Zero-Tolerance Weapons Policies in American Schools"

Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth
Volume 56, Issue 4, 2012

"Providing Anchors—Reclaiming Our Troubled Youth: Lessons for Leaders from a Study of 15 Targeted School Shooters"
The Educational Forum

Volume 74, Issue 2, 2010

Cornell, D., & Allen, K. (2011). Development, evaluation, and future directions of the Virginia student threat assessment guidelines. Journal of School Violence, 10(1), 88-106.

Crepeau-Hobson, F., Sievering, K. S., Armstrong, C., & Stonis, J. (2012). A coordinated mental health crisis response: Lessons learned from three Colorado school shootings. Journal of School Violence, 11(3), 207-225.

Dymnicki, A. B., Weissberg, R. P., & Henry, D. B. (2011). Understanding how programs work to prevent overt aggressive behaviors: A meta-analysis of mediators of elementary school–based programs. Journal of School Violence, 10(4), 315-337.

Heinen, E., Webb-Dempsey, J., Moore, L., McClellan, C., & Friebel, C. (2007). Safety matters: How one district addressed safety concerns. Journal of School Violence, 6(3), 113-130. doi:

Roberts, S. D., Wilcox, P., May, D. C., & Clayton, R. R. (2007). My school or our school? the effects of individual versus shared school experiences on teacher perceptions on safety. Journal of School Violence, 6(4), 33-55.


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