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Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

1st Edition

Kenneth S. Trump
eISBN-13: 9781452238128

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"The information in this landmark book will reduce school violence and save lives. I recommend it with the highest possible praise."
—Scott Poland, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Suicide and Violence Prevention
Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies

An all-in-one resource for keeping students safe

As concern about school safety continues to escalate, the need for heightened school security has never been more urgent. Educators want practical, cost-effective school safety strategies that come from credible sources and can be implemented quickly. Author Kenneth S. Trump has dedicated his career to making schools safer, and he delivers solutions in a concise and straightforward manner. The book begins with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. The text covers today′s hot topics such as:

Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassmentAfter-school, transportation, and athletic event securityManaging media and parent communications on safety and crisesPractical, cost-effective security and preparedness within tight budgets

Although school security can be an emotionally charged subject, this book stresses the importance of collecting data and acting rationally. Included are ideas for working with community leaders, police, parents, businesses, and political officials to improve school and community safety and security. The author′s companion website keeps readers current with breaking news, free resources, and interactive dialogue on the latest developments in the school safety field.

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ISBNs 9781412974318, 9781452223254, 9781412974318, 9781452238128, 145223812X
Language English
Number of Pages 328
Edition 1st