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The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict$
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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370706

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.001.0001

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Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence

Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence

Empirically Based Methods

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(p.41) 3 Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence
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The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict
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Gary L. Bowen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0003

This chapter addresses strategies for assessing and predicting the risk of school violence. The review is framed by a seven-step planning strategy: results-focused planning (RFP). Working with student, school, and community stakeholder groups in planning strategies to decrease school violence (the performance team), a status quo assessment is the first step in this planning strategy. Four critical status quo data collection tasks are discussed. A survey of students, the School Success Profile (SSP), is introduced as a tool that supports the status quo assessment for school social workers and other school-based professionals.

Keywords:   school violence prevention, school-based intervention, risk assessment, results-focused planning, status quo assessment, School Success Profile, school safety

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