Michael Furlong and Shane Jimerson – along with Amanda B. Nickerson of theUniversity at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY) and Matthew J. Mayer of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – have edited the second edition of Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice (Routledge 2011). The handbook has become the premier resource for educational and mental health professionals and policymakers seeking to implement effective prevention and intervention programs that reduce school violence and promote safe and effective schools. It covers the full range of school violence and safety topics from harassment and bullying to promoting safe, secure, and peaceful schools. It also examines existing school safety programs and includes the multi-disciplinary research and theories that guide them. Examinations of current issues and projections of future research and practice are embedded within each chapter. This volume maps the boundaries of this rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field of study.
Michael J. Furlong is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 16) and the American Education Research Association. He is the Editor of the Journal of School Violence and the Director of the Center for School-Based Youth Development.
Shane R. Jimersonis a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Jimerson is the co-founder of the International Institute of School Psychology (http://education.ucsb.edu/jimerson/IISP). Among numerous publications, he is the lead-editor of The Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective (2010, Routledge) and The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: From Research to Practice (2006, Lawrence Earlbaum, Inc), a co-editor of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2002, National Association of School Psychologists), and the lead editor of The Handbook of International School Psychology (2007, SAGE Publishing), and The Handbook of Response to Intervention: The Science and Practice of Assessment and Intervention (2007, Springer Science). He is also co-author of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model (2009, National Association of School Psychologists), The Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum (2001, Taylor and Francis), Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Autism at School (2006, Springer Science), Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Conduct Disorder at School (2008, Springer Science), Identifying, Assessing, and Treating PTSD at School (2008, Springer Science), Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School (2009, Springer Science), and Promoting Positive Peer Relationships (P3R): Bullying Prevention Program (2008, Stories of Us).
[Michael Furlong and Shane Jimerson are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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