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Bullying

Behavior Problems: Bullies and Victims: Information for Parents
Provides a good overview of the warning signs of bullying and victimization, and presents limited information concerning prevention strategies.
NASP Handout, 2004
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/bullying template 09_04.pdf

Bullying: Facts for Schools and Parents
NASP Fact Sheet, 2003
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/bullying_fs.aspx

Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Reprinted from Principal Leadership Magazine, 2003, Vol. 4, #1.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/nassp_bullying.aspx

Children’s Mental Health

The ABC’s of Children’s Mental Health: Information for School Principals
NASP Handout
Discusses protective factors in children’s mental health, as well as addressing mental health problems.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/abcs_handout.pdf

Depression

When It Hurts To Be a Teenager
Discusses the importance of depression and suicide prevention programs.
Reprinted from Principal Leadership Magazine, 2003, Vol. 4, #2.
http://www.naspcenter.org/resources/principals/nassp_depression.aspx

Obesity

Obesity Prevention in Children: Strategies for Parents and School Personnel
Discusses obesity prevention and provides strategies for parents and school personnel.
Communiqué, 2004, Vol. 33, #3
http://www.nasponline.org/publications/cq/cq333obesity.aspx

Reading Problems

Reading Rockets: Toolkit for School Psychologists
Presents extensive tools for use by school psychologists in preventing reading problems.
WETA, Greater Washington Telecommunications Association, Inc., 2005
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/reading/NASPtoolkit.pdf

School Completion

Promoting School Completion
Directed toward school principals, this article discusses why students drop out of school and presents ways to motivate students toward school completion.
Reprinted from Principal Leadership Magazine, 2004, Vol. 4, #5.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/nassp_completion.aspx

School Safety and School Crisis

Helping Children in the Event of a Tsunami: Information for Parents and Teachers
Discusses preparations for, and coping with the aftermath, of tsunamis and other natural disasters.
NASP Crisis Resource, 2005
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/tsunami.pdf

NASP Crisis Resources
Contains dozens of links on a variety of topics from suicide and violence to natural disasters and terrorism. Includes links to materials in Spanish and five other languages.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/index.aspx

Suicide

A National Tragedy: Preventing Suicide in Troubled Children and Youth: Tips for Parents and Schools
NASP Handout
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/suicidept1_general.aspx

Systemic Behavior Interventions

What Is Positive Behavioral Support?
Discusses how implementation of Positive Behavioral Support reduces disruptive behavior without the use of aversive interventions.
NASP Fact Sheet, 2001
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/pbs_fs.aspx

Violence

Defusing Violent Behavior in Young Children: An Ounce of Prevention: Information for School Principals
Presents prevention and problem solving strategies for changing violent behavior.
NASP Handout, 2003
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedPDFs/defusingviolbehavior.pdf

Identifying and Responding to Troubled Youth: Information for Educators
Summarizes risk factors, early identification, and strategies for preventing and responding to youth violence and suicide.
NASP Handout, March 2005
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/troubyouth_eds.pdf

NASP Position Statement on School Violence
http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/positionpapers/schoolviolence.pdf

NEAT: Research Reviews: Violence Prevention
Provides summaries of various violence prevention programs
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/neat_research.aspx