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School Safety: The Importance of the 4th R – Relationships

Posted by on March 12, 2014

Numerous school shootings could have been prevented if students who knew about violent plans had shared that information with adults. Surveys have found that as much of 75% of the incidence of bullying at school are not brought to the attention of adults. Why kids won’t talk with adults about safety concerns Why don’t students […]

Getting to the Heart of Education- Listening to the Whole At-Risk Student

Posted by on March 3, 2014

My long-time friend, colleague, and former co-worker, Dr. Steve Sroka, shares how to retain, engage, challenge, support, and educate all students: Getting to the Heart of Education- Listening to the Whole At-Risk Student By Stephen Sroka Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all……  Aristotle Many at-risk students in schools are crying […]

School safety lessons learned: From Cleveland to Newtown (Guest Post)

Posted by on March 24, 2013

Dr. Steve Sroka shares in the following guest article some straight-forward, realistic lessons learned from his more than 30 years working with school violence prevention and safety issues. School Safety Lessons Learned: From Cleveland to Newtown by Stephen Sroka I dealt with school violence before it was fashionable and funded. To me, any child killed […]

California school shooting suspect: Warning signs or not?

Posted by on April 7, 2012

The founder of the California Christian university where a shooter killed seven people and wounded three others says the shooting suspect had not shown any signs of violence, according to an Associated Press story on the school shooting published on Saturday. But the same article also said, “Numerous administrators have said Goh grew angry during […]

School Safety Interview: Dr. Steve Sroka on School Violence Prevention – Part 2

Posted by on February 12, 2010

Yesterday’s interview with Dr. Steve Sroka (School Violence Prevention -Part One) focused on putting a human face on school safety.  Part Two of the interview continues below as Dr. Sroka shares his insights on taking a balanced and comprehensive approach to school safety. In the above interview, Dr. Sroka talks about: School safety programs must be balanced […]

School Safety Interview: Dr. Steve Sroka on School Violence Prevention – Part One

Posted by on February 11, 2010

Our first school safety video interview is with Dr. Steve Sroka, an international expert on school violence prevention and intervention, drug prevention, HIV, and teen sex issues. Dr. Sroka talks about a number of key concepts on school safety and violence prevention: Putting a human face on school safety Keeping school safety on the front […]

School Safety Experts Can Learn from Obama and Republican Get-Together

Posted by on January 29, 2010

President Obama and representatives of the House Republican conference met earlier today where a spirited 90-minute exchange occurred after a year of bitter, intense political sniping between their two parties.  Although intense, the exchanges appeared to be sincere, genuine, and at least somewhat productive.  At a minimum, it was generally more civil than the daily shots we see fired in soundbite […]