Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Provides website visitors with ways they can join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign. This campaign helps communities develop a plan for assisting vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.
Lists 30 concrete actions that mayors and governments and can engage in to foster good character among K 12 students. Suggestions include: 1) assessing community needs and character resources; 2) arranging local media coverage on how schools and community groups are promoting character; and 3) working with schools and community agencies to expand students' opportunities for service learning.
Assists practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The intent of the resource is to help practitioners implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.
Explores the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement and the role peers, educators, school environments, parents and communities play in helping students become invested in their own learning. The report finds that an educational system that more meaningfully engages students requires additional action from state policymakers.
Serves as a framework for targeting three organizational levels of treatment: individual counselor and staff, clinical and programmatic, and organizational and administrative. The chapters target specific racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations along with the core elements of cultural competence highlighted in the model.