Supportive School Discipline: A Snapshot from Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiatives

By National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention at EDC

Supportive school discipline is a systemic constellation of programs and practices that promote positive behaviors while preventing negative or risky behaviors. It is positive rather than punitive, and aims to create a safe learning environment that enhances all studentsí outcomes. A number of approaches to supportive school discipline have been shown to increase school safety without increasing suspensions and expulsions. One such initiative is Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS), a cross-agency collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Project Website: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Published by: Education Development Center, Inc.

Download a copy of Supportive School Discipline: A Snapshot from Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiatives: http://sshs.promoteprevent.org/sites/default/files/rev__web_compliant_supportive_school_discipline_6_25_12.pdf

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