"When students are attached to school and to prosocial teachers and peers, they are more likely to behave in prosocial ways themselves, and to avoid engaging in high risk behaviors" - Hawkins, Catalano, & Miller, 1992
Preventing School Violence: A Plan for Safe and Supportive Schools
The work of preventing school violence builds on existing initiatives in the District, which includes programs such as Bully Prevention, Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation, Gang Intervention, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI), Restorative Justice (RJ), and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
OUSD Schools are in a unique position to identify high-risk behaviors among students early and to implement preventative strategies that affect the entire community. Creating safe and supportive schools is essential to ensuring students' academic and social success.
Effective schools are safe schools. Therefore, school communities appreciate the need to prevent incidents or events that threaten safety, and they need tools to respond effectively to such incidents. To learn more about District-wide initiatives that promote safe and supportive schools, please click on a link below: