The Solution to Safer Schools
The Inside-Out Approach
The key to having safer schools - as well as increasing attendance, achievement and graduation rates - is by adopting and implementing an Inside-out Approach, one that focuses on:
- Improving the overall school climate by strengthening the relationships among the youth and adults
- Viewing students as resources and contributors
- Utilizing restorative justice practices and policies
- Changing the social norms that allow bullying to occur.
Safe School Ambassadors® Program
The nation's most effective bystander education program harnesses the power of students to prevent and stop bullying and violence. It is research-based, field tested, and proven - by more than 60,000 students in nearly 1000 schools in the United States and Canada - to reduce incidents of bullying and cyber-bullying, promote academic excellence, and improve the overall school climate.
The Whole School Climate Framework
Our Whole School Climate Framework provides effective and sustainable programs and services, resulting in safer and higher performing schools.
Whole School Climate Audit (WSC 360)
Through a comprehensive and customized process, we examine your current school climate improvement efforts. We then identify gaps and opportunities, and provide recommendations, guidance and support to your leadership team to co-create a comprehensive school climate improvement plan.
Programs & Services
Our programs and services are organized around our Whole School Climate Framework. They are designed to significantly improve school climate and reduce bullying related incidents. They provide a coordinated and sustainable plan that produces meaningful results. Developed by practitioners and grounded in research.
Research & Results
Current school climate research and growing evidence demonstrate that academic achievement and social-emotional learning are interdependent and complementary. Schools that understand and embrace this fundamental principle experience higher achievement and attendance, improved graduation rates, and reduced levels of bullying, cyber-bullying and other disruptive behaviors.