Kyle Blanchfield

Leadership, Violence and School Climate: Case Studies in Creating Non-Violent Schools

In the book, Leadership, Violence and School Climate: Case Studies in Creating Non-Violent Schools, three important themes are emphasized namely, democratic leadership, violence and school climate. The book recognizes that safety should be the first issue of concern when addressing school violence. However, violence in schools should not be the sole concern of outside experts who advocate for lock downs, metal detectors and bullet proof glass. Through democratic school leadership violence can be reduced by those professionals actually working in schools. The book emphasizes that reduction in school violence originates from school leaders having a comprehensive understanding of the climate found in schools. Leadership, violence and school climate are connected through the use of democratic principles that address; crisis, trauma, empowerment, common ground, critical thinking, assertiveness and others. The book points out how schools can reverse their reactionary stance to violence, and become pro-active through the practice of democratic principles.

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Conflict Resolution For Law Enforcement - Street Smart Negotiating

The majority of calls for law enforcement intervention don't end in arrest, which means the situation either needs to be successfully resolved on the spot OR the problem will persist and police will continue to be called back! In this book you'll find key strategies for acting as a successful mediator in the most common calls to law enforcement.

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