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The following resources have been approved by Alberta Education for use in Alberta schools:

 

Safe and Caring Schools

www.education.gov.ab.ca/SafeSchools

Building Foundations for Safe and Caring Schools: Research on Disruptive Behaviour and Violence (1999)
By Grace Malicky, Bonnie Shapiro and Kas Mazurek
Edmonton , AB : Duval House Publishing

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #399932
ECS-Grade 12

This book is a result of the collaborative research conducted by the Faculties of Education at the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge under the Government of Alberta's Safe and Caring Schools initiative. The result is a collection of readings that not only describe the nature and extent of disruptive behaviour and violence in Alberta schools but also provide insight into the social, psychological and personal dimensions of disruption and violence in school settings. This book provides a foundation for the development of pro-active solutions to the problems facing teachers and administrators in schools today.

Curwin and Mendler's Discipline with Dignity Video Training Set (1996)
By Allen Mendler and Richard Curwin
Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #365412
ECS-Grade 12/Three
20-minute videos and facilitator's guide

Discipline with Dignity is a staff development program that includes a sound philosophy and set of strategies that form the foundation of an effective discipline. The cornerstone of this program is that students, no matter how challenging their behaviour, deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, and all discipline should be designed to teach responsibility rather than just obedience. The techniques and strategies were developed by Dr. Richard Curwin and Dr. Allen Mendler, and are derived from their book, Discipline with Dignity , published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. This training set includes three 20-minute videos and a comprehensive guide to implementing Discipline with Dignity throughout the school/district setting.

As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression and Hostility in Our Schools (1997)
By Richard L. Curwin and Allen N. Mendler
Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #379364
ECS-Grade 12

This book explains how to create safer schools and classrooms. It offers routine practices that will help teachers to deal with hostility in children of all ages: defusing statements to avoid power struggles; a peer mediation process to help students solve their own problems; stress management skills that promote self-control and problem-solving abilities.

As Tough as Necessary: A Discipline with Dignity Approach to Countering Aggression, Hostility and Violence (1997)
By the National Educational Service
Bloomington , IN : National Education Service

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #365404
ECS-Grade 12
Four, 20 or 25 minute videos an facilitator's guide

As Tough as Necessary extends the original Discipline with Dignity program developed by Drs. Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler. This staff development program focuses on techniques for handling power struggles, student conflicts and difficult groups of students, including gangs. As Tough as Necessary contains four 20 - 25 minute videos, filmed in ECS-Grade 12 multicultural settings, to provide strategies for prevention, intervention and resolution of difficult discipline situations. Each video includes interviews, expert analysis and scenarios that depict conflict arising in and outside classrooms. The accompanying 70-page facilitator's guide outlines different training sessions.

Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future (1990)
By Larry K. Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Brockern
Bloomington , IN : National Educational Service

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #387078
ECS-Grade 12

This book blends theory with practice to "reclaim" environments for youth at risk. The reclaiming environment is one that creates changes that meet the needs of both the young person and society. Part I examines the alienation of children is often inhospitable environments of modern society. Part II presents a holistic Native American philosophy of child development. Part III highlights the principals and strategies for creating reclaiming environments.

Reclaiming Youth at Risk: A Program of Hope (1996)
By the National Education Service
Bloomington , IN : National Educational Service

Available through the Learning Resources Centre (LRC)
LRC Order #365420
ECS-12
Three, 20 - 30 minutes videos and facilitator's guide

This program emphasizes the creation of a "reclaiming environment" for troubled youth and youth in trouble. The program combines traditional European philosophies of education with traditional Native American philosophies of child rearing. It is based upon the four elements of the Native "Circle of Courage," namely; belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.

Supporting Safe, Secure and Caring Schools in Alberta

This resource manual includes strategies for principals and teachers working in collaboration with parents and community members to plan and implement effective policies and programs for safe and caring schools.

The manual includes information about relevant legislation governing schools, preventive and intervention strategies, information on communicating in a crisis and coordinating community and school resources.

Timeout in Schools

There are many ways to promote safe and caring schools and encourage responsible and respectful behaviour in students. The use of timeout procedures is well documented in the professional literature and, when implemented correctly, has proven to be an effective method of reducing a wide variety of disruptive behaviours in children. Timeout lies within a continuum of behavioural interventions and should only be used when less restrictive interventions have not been successful.

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Safe and Caring Schools and Communities (SACSC) - Bullying Resources

www.sacsc.ca

The following resources were developed by SACSC in partnership with Alberta Education. The elementary resources is sold through the Learning Resources Centre and represents six years of research and development. The secondary resource will expand as teachers across the province continue to develop and contribute their lesson plans relating to the integration of safe and caring concepts into the curriculum. To access the secondary resource, which is available online, visit http://www.sacsc.ca/resources.htm, and click on "Secondary Unit and Lesson Plans." Hard copies of these materials are available by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

The Safe and Caring Schools (SACS) Initiative includes: resources, research conducted by three Alberta universities, and the development of preventive programs, materials and workshops, under the direction of the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) Safe and Caring Schools Project. Hard copies of these materials are available by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

  • The ATA's Safe and Caring Schools Project: Elementary Booklet Series (K-6) #4456

  • The ATA's Safe and Caring Schools Project: Secondary Booklet Series (7-12) #445628 15 booklets.

  • Preschool Bullying: What You Can Do About It -A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (1-6) #445347
    Advises parents on what to do if their child is being bullied or is bullying others.

  • Bullying: What You Can Do About It -A Guide for Primary Level Students (K-3) #445397 Contains stories and exercises to help children deal with bullies and to stop bullying others.

  • Bullying: What You Can Do About It -A Guide for Parents and Teachers of Primary Level Students #445454
    Contains tips to help teachers and parents identify and respond to children who are involved in bullying.

  • Bullying: What You Can Do About It -A Guide for Upper-Elementary Students and Their Parents #445321
    Directed at students who are the victims, witnesses or perpetrators of bullying, and their parents.

  • Bullying in Schools: What You Can Do About It -A Teacher's Guide (1-6) #445339
    Describes strategies that teachers can follow to stop bullying in schools

  • Beyond Bullying: A Booklet for Junior High Students (7-9) #445470
    Explains what students should do if they are being bullied or if they see someone else being bullied.

  • Beyond Bullying: What You Can Do To Help -A Handbook for Parents and Teachers of Junior High Students (7-9) #445488
    Defines bullying behaviors and suggests strategies that parents and teachers can follow to deal with it.

  • Bullying is Everybody's Problem: Do You Have the Courage to Stop It? (10-12) #445305
    This guide for senior high students defines bullying and provides advice on how to respond to it (1999). Sold in packages of 30.

  • Bullying and Harassment: Everybody's Problem -A Senior High Staff and Parent Resource (10-12) #445496
    Advises parents and high school teachers on how to deal with bullying.

  • Class Meetings for Safe and Caring Schools (K-12) #445587
    Explains how regular class meetings can help teachers and students work out conflicts before they become major problems.

  • Expecting Respect: The Peer Education Project -A School-Based Learning Model (K-12) #445462
    Provides an overview of Expecting Respect, a project that trains junior and senior high students to make classroom presentations on establishing healthy social relationships.

  • Safe and Caring Schools: Havens for the Mind (K-12) #445503
    Reviews the role of SACS in healthy brain development and learning.

  • Media Violence: The Children Are Watching -A Guide for Parents and Teachers (K-12) #445511
    Contains tips for parents and teachers in countering the effects on children of media violence.

  • Peer Support and Student Leadership Programs (K-12) #445561
    Describes a number of programs that have been used successfully at various grade levels to encourage students to help their fellow students.

  • Learning to Care through Kindness to Animals-A Guide for Teachers
    Research demonstrates that children who are cruel to animals have a greater chance of becoming violent offenders as adults. This guide explains what teachers should do if they suspect a student has engaged in, or witnessed, acts of animal abuse
    Hard copy available only by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

  • Safe and Caring Schools for Lesbian and Gay Youth-A Guide for Teachers
    This guide provides teachers with suggestions on how to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals in the classroom
    Hard copy available only by calling the SACSC office at780-822-1500.

  • Safe and Caring Schools for Newcomer Students-A Guide for Teachers
    This guide provides teachers with advice on creating a safe, caring and inclusive environment for students who have recently come to Canada
    Hard copy available only by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

  • Safe and Caring Schools for Students of All Races-A Guide for Teachers
    This guide is intended to help teachers understand the very real issues faced by students of colour and Aboriginal students and to offer them some strategies for helping students deal with racism.
    Hard copy available only by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

  • Safe and Caring Schools for Students of All Faiths-A Guide for Teachers
    This guide provides teachers with suggestions on how to help students respect religious diversity and appreciate each other's world views and customs.
    Hard copy available only by calling the SACSC office at 780-822-1500.

  • Safe and Caring Schools for Aboriginal Students-A Guide for Teachers
    This guide provides teachers with suggestions on how to help students respect the unique culture of Aboriginal students. It also provides teachers with examples of how they can adapt their teaching styles to increase the success of Aboriginal students in their classes.

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Teasing and Bullying: Unacceptable Behaviour (TAB)

http://www.tab.ualberta.ca

TAB is a comprehensive, ready to use bullying prevention program that helps children in Grades 4 to 6 foster more positive, respectful relationships. The program contains six teaching modules with reproducible student activities, parent information handouts, conflict resolution posters and a video depicting the target, peers and the child who bullies working together to resolve the problem. TAB is an evidence-based program.

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