This report includes a review of the domestic and international literature on suspension and expulsion, an analysis of California schools’ current approaches to reducing suspensions and expulsions,...

Restorative justice is a centuries-old practice of repairing harm and restoring well-being when an offense has been committed. This brief describes how to effectively implement this form of...

This brief outlines the main goals of the Safe Schools and Healthy Students (SS/HS) initiative and describes 10-steps schools can take to obtain and sustain SEL programs throughout their school...

National expert on positive school discipline George Bear, Ph.D., outlines how discipline policies often allow little room for discretion. He explains that school discipline decisions, in many cases...

This example describes how an Arizona school district addressed its need for stakeholder involvement by creating a Community Action Board (CAB). Bringing together mental health providers, business...

This evidence-based model provides a school-wide systematic approach to preventing and improving problem behaviors and creating a positive school climate. Implementation requires a careful balance...

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...

 This brief provides grant recipients with an overview of this approach to preventing and improving problem behaviors and creating a positive school climate, what it can do for their schools and...

This blog discusses how this strengths-based approach can be utilized in guiding schools and communities to a values-based approach to responding to wrongdoing and conflict and a way of repairing...

This snapshot highlights key characteristics of effective school mental health and the strategies that 13 federally funded grantees  have used to build and sustain comprehensive mental health...

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