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"Bullying in Schools" from the US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: http:\\www.cops.usdoj.gov/mime/open.pdf?Item=272  (pdf format)

Preventing School Shootings: A Summary of a US Secret Service Safe School Initiative Report" The National Institute of Justice has joined forces with the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education to assess ways to prevent school shootings: http:\\www.usdoj.gov/usao/wie/justice_for_all/publications/preventing_school_shooting.pdf  (pdf format)

Preventing Youth Hate Crime: A Manual for Schools and Communities, from the US Department of Justice, is intended to assist more schools and communities to confront and eliminate harassing, intimidating, violent, and other hate-motivated behavior among young people. It is intended to promote discussion, planning, immediate action, and long-term responses to hate crime. By understanding what hate-motivated behavior is and how best to respond to it, schools can become a powerful force in bringing such incidents to an end. http://www.usdoj.gov/crs/pubs/prevyouhatecrim.pdf  (pdf format)

"Six Lessons from Jena" is a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It begins, "The prosecutions of six black teenagers in Jena, La., have captured the nation's attention, with thousands of protestors (and nearly as many reporters) descending on the small town last week. As school professionals, we must never lose sight of the fact that it all started with nooses hanging from a schoolyard tree." Read the report: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/activities/activity.jsp?ar=867

"Diversity and Bias Awareness: A Look at Stereotypes" is professional training from the National Crime Prevention Council, which says, "Teens are committing an increasing number of hate crimes in the United States. Diversity education and bias awareness play a crucial role in the lives of our young people. Participants will discuss the positive aspects of diversity, understand the effects of labeling, explore what it feels like to be on both the sending and receiving end of stereotypes, and finally, how they can mobilize young people to reduce negative stereotypes." Audience: Adults; Topic: Diversity; Length: Two to four hours. Please contact Deisenman@ncpc.org for more information about scheduling a training.


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