Prevention Resources

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
Offers research-based practices designed to assist school communities identify these warning signs early and develop prevention, intervention and crisis response plans.

Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide
Presents research-based strategies for taking a comprehensive approach to school safety that involve the whole school community.

IES Student Behavior Webpage
Examines the evidence of effectiveness of programs, curricula, and practices whose purpose is to foster positive behavioral outcomes.

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom
Provides specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations for use by educators to address the challenge of reducing behav­ior problems in elementary school classrooms. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical behavior-related topics and is based on the best available evidence, as judged by the panel.

Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs: Preschool and Elementary School Edition
Identifies well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the country. It provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and shares best practices for district and school teams on how to select and implement social and emotional learning programs.

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