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    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

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    Avoiding Claims of Negligence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Suggestions for how principals and teachers can reduce successful claims of negligence.

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    Can You Hear Me Now? Psychological Issues in School Violence at Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    School violence is everyone's problem. This article provides an overview of the psychological issues in school violence, and provides practical suggestions for proactively preventing violence. Table 1 lists characteristics of school attacks and attackers....

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    Child Abuse Prevention Information and Resources - North American Division Preschool-Grade 12
    Resources shared by the North American Division include reporting information for each state, province, and territory, continuing education on the topic, and more.

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    Child Protection in Independent Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Given the relationship between a person’s emotional development, their faith development and the experiences during the early years of their lives, it is vital for the Christian school to do all it can to ensure that students are kept safe from...

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    Clearing the Air at School Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Providing a suitable learning environment goes beyond computers, playgrounds, or fully equipped laboratories. Schools must ensure a safe and healthy environment free of air pollutants such as radon, lead, and asbestos. Topics include Indoor Air Quality; Significance...

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    Cyberbullying Policy - GCA Sample Grade 1-Grade 12
    A sample cyberbullying policy drafted by Georgia Cumberland Academy. Download this word document as a template to build your school's cyberbullying and bullying policy.

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    Dealing With Bullies in Christian Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    At what time should teachers intervene when students complain of being bullied by their peers? Clarence U. Dunbebin addresses the issue of bullying in Christian schools. Topics covered include: How Common is Bullying?; The Terrible Results of Bullying; How...

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    Emergency Notification Systems Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article reviews emergency notification systems using current technology that 1) supports multi-modal notification, 2) allows real-time, two-way communication, 3) provides mechanisms for reliability and redundancy, and 4) has adequate capacity for emergency...

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    Eternal Health and Safety Issues, Volume 3, Issue 2 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    When planning for a class excursion or outing, a teacher is ever aware of the safety factors to be considered while away from school, in addition to the usual school safety issues. This article suggests several spiritual risks to consider as students daily...

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    How Safe is Your School? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "This article will bring you up to date on research about the complex issue of school violence, discredit some commonly held myths about the perpetrators of school violence, and present some practical recommendations and helpful resources to help you...

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    Internet Filtering Technologies and Tools for School Internet Safety Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 4-section article provides practical tips and tools for Adventist school administrators and technology support specialists. It is provided as additional information to the author's Journal of Adventist article in Volume 75, Issue 3, March/April 2013....

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    JAE Editorial: Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of God's Children Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial considers issues of school safety in the context of trusting God, while being prepared and preparing students to respond wisely to disasters that can and do befall schools. Articles in this issue: Preparing...

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    JAE Editorial: School Safety Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can Adventist Christian educators ensure that principles of love, peace, kindness, gentleness supersede bullying, threatening, hitting or stealing within their school environments? Paul E. Plummer addresses the need for vigilance in addressing the increasingly...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: U.S. Average Public Teacher Salaries Top $30,000 for 1989-1990; New Laws Ban Corporal Punishment; Why College Tuition is...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: New Job Descriptions for Local Church School Boards; Number of 'Discarded' Children Growing; 'Pats' Take the Fear Out of...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - December 1990 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Average Teacher Work Week; What Teachers Do All Week; Teachers Rate Problems in SDA Schools; Violence in Schools; Teachers...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers - October 1987 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Where Do Students Attend College?; Remembering Good Teachers; Asking Good Questions; Drug Prevention and Health Promotion...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Dec 1988-Jan 1989 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Survey Finds Teachers 'Dispirited,' Uninvolved in Reform; Rate of Retention, Graduation for Blacks in U.S. Up Sharply; Dust...

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    Keeping Everyone Healthy at School - Prevention, the Best Treatment Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Since teachers spend many hours each day with students, they are in an excellent position to detect early physical and/or behavioral changes that may indicate an illness or infection, and thus prevent its spread. This article explains infectious disease indicators...

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    Legal Responsibilities of School Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides an overview of the primary legal responsibilities of a school board and its members. Conflict of interest, protection of students and employees, finances, insurance, and confidentiality and defamation are topics discussed in this reprint...

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    Making a Difference - Preventing and Dealing with Child Abuse Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how to help with the global child abuse problem. Sections including recognizing the forms of child abuse, protecting the Adventist school campus (including higher education), counting the costs, putting integrity first, corporal punishment, creating...

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    Managing a School Crisis for Administrators Preschool-Grade 12
    The presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session contains useful information about how to handle a variety of safety threats. Examples of protocol from Loma Linda Academy are included.

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    Oregon Conference Risk Management Forms & Brochures Preschool-Grade 12
    The Oregon Conference Risk Management webpage provides downloadable forms and brochures on many safety topics, including school safety & self-inspection, school safety officer job description, and child protection. Scroll down for lists.

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    Preparing for the Unexpected Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Working in cooperation with local emergency response professionals... Adventist schools can develop School Safety Committees that arm themselves with knowledge about preparedness, assess the assets and hazards, and prepare an emergency operations plan."...

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    Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Illness at School - Part I Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This two-part article provides information to help educators maintain a healthier school environment. In this first part, Herring and Jones outline ways to minimize contamination and spread of disease at school. The symptoms of the common cold, influenza A,...

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    Responding to Crisis in an Adventist Educational Environment: a CISM Perspective Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn how to develop, implement, and practice a crisis intervention response to various traumatic incidents that can affect the well being of your Adventist schools' students, teachers, and staff.

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    Safety First - Creating a Safe Environment at School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Every Adventist teacher and educational administrator must implement strategies that will enhance their students’ safety at school. Adventist schools must provide a safe and appropriate environment for students to grow and develop into active members...

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    Safety for Your School Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention presentation covered "the broad scope of Adventist Rick Management's Risk Control Plan. Participants [learned] the elements of how to create a plan, how to understand the plan, and how to put the plan to work."

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    School Safety - Everybody's Business Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Hile and Brown present methods Adventist schools can use to ensure children are safe. These methods include having a safety officer and safety committee, first aid supplies, a fire protection plan, a hazard reporting plan, conducting building inspections,...

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    School Safety -- Your Christian Responsibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What are the most critical safety concerns in a school environment? Supervision, child labor laws, and fire safety are areas of liability examined. Areas of supervision include shops and labs, physical education, field trips utilizing private transportation,...

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    School Violence - A Resource Guide Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A list of school violence resources compiled by Trina Gifford. The list is comprised of useful reports, studies, and surveys; journals and magazines; staff development programs; organizations; books; and, videos.

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    Shattered Innocence - Preparing for the Unthinkable Grade 9-Tertiary
    School violence is an issue that can not be ignored. Learn about school risk assessments and safety procedures that will make your school safer.

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    Student Peer Bullying - A Brief Overview of the Problem and Some Associated Myths Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Over the past few years the news media has increasingly highlighted the problem of peer bullying in schools. Within school communities there is a considerable divergence of opinion as to how it should be viewed and what should be done to address...

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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Hidden Menace - Health Hazards in Our Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In order to protect students and employees from health hazards, school boards and administrators must be aware of the dangers and then be prepared to take action when they occur. Health hazards include unsafe drinking water, schools constructed on or near...

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    Tips - School Safety Checklist Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Use this list of questions to find out if your school could be doing more to ensure the safety of every student and employee in your educational facility. This school safety checklist was developed by Education Development Center, Inc.

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    Tips - Talking About Terrorism and War with School-Aged Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A short article that discusses how to talk to children about terrorism and war.

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    Tornado! Lightning! Fire! When the Alarm Goes Off, What Happens at Your School? Grade 9-Tertiary
    School staff members need to work together as a team to develop an emergency response plan for a school before a disaster strikes. Risk management professionals outline the importance of drills, maintaining an emergency supply list, going through a fire prevention...

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    What Adventist Colleges Are Doing to Ensure Campus Safety Tertiary
    Making sure administrators, teachers/staff, and students all are aware of the current safety procedures is crucial in the event of a crisis. By looking at what campuses have experienced and analyzing the policies that are currently in place, the future of...