Creating Safe Schools: A Guide For School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, And Parents by Franklin P. SchargelCreating Safe Schools: A Guide For School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, And Parents by Franklin P. Schargel

Creating Safe Schools: A Guide For School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, And Parents

byFranklin P. SchargelEditorFranklin P. Schargel

Paperback | February 4, 2014

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Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent headlines of violence, bullying, and drug abuse have shown the vulnerability of schools. In this timely and important resource, leading expert Franklin Schargel provides leaders, teachers, counselors, parents, and students with the necessary information to address and diminish safety problems in schools.Creating Safe Schoolsexplores the background and data about the severity of safety issues facing schools today and also provides the strategies and tools to address them. Clearly organized according to issue, this book allows for easy reference and is packed with tools, activities, checklists, strategies, and tips. Coverage includes:

  • Bullying
  • Driving
  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
  • Internet Safety
  • Violent School Incidents
  • Sexual Activity
  • Suicide
  • Truancy/Suspension
  • Youth Gambling

This important resource will help educators prevent violence from happening in their schools and provide children with a safe and secure learning environment.

Helpful templates and additional resources for educators and parents are available as free downloads at

Franklin P. Schargel is an internationally recognized expert, keynote presenter, and training specialist on school dropout prevention. His career spans thirty-three years of classroom teaching and counseling, as well as eight years of supervision and administration.
Title:Creating Safe Schools: A Guide For School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, And ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415734797

ISBN - 13:9780415734790

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Table of Contents


Meet the Author

Violence Prevention Quiz

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Bullying

Chapter 3: Driving and Bus Safety

Chapter 4: Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

Chapter 5: Internet Safety

Chapter 6: Violent School Incidents

Chapter 7: Sexual Activity

Chapter 8: Suicide

Chapter 9: Truancy and Suspension

Chapter 10: Youth Gambling

Chapter 11: Conclusion

Answers to the Violence Prevention Quiz

Additional Resources


Editorial Reviews

"This clear, concise, practical manual is full of direction, research, and recent resources to tackle safety issues and is a must read for individuals creating a proactive plan to support a safe and positive learning environment."¿¿ --Lori L. Lamb, President 2008-2013, National Alternative Education Association (NAEA)   "Franklin Schargel once again presents a straightforward, no-nonsense look into the hard issues that must be faced to promote a safe and secure learning environment for our children. This book is a user-friendly source of data, ideas, and resources for educators and communities at large." --Marie Sobers, Teacher Intern Supervisor, George Mason University   "Creating Safe Schools is filled with facts, figures, and tables to help understand the complexities of creating safe schools while dealing with the sensitive issues. The book offers 'tips from the trenches' with practical suggestions and strategies to help school administrators, teachers, parents, and students create safe schools." --Stephen Sroka, President of Health Education Consultants and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University