This program was developed in response to a growing need on the part of public schools to cut costs by dealing with at-risk students on site.  Restorative practices are designed to promote a...

The purpose of this guidance is to assist State and community planners in applying the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to...

This report is composed of excerpts from articles, reports and disciplinary data from individual schools and school districts that have implemented the restorative services program.  These snapshots...

This brief examines the negative impact of high suspension rates on Maryland's public schools and explores alternatives to suspension that attempt to address the underlying causes of...

This report reviews how existing federal, state and local law policies and procedures affect the human rights of students attempting to re-enter traditional schools after contact with school...

After an exhaustive examination and review of the issue of school discipline and use of long-term suspension/expulsion as a disciplinary practice, the Maryland State Board of Education established...

This blog discusses how this strengths-based approach can be utilized in guiding schools and communities to a values-based approach to responding to wrongdoing and conflict and a way of repairing...

This snapshot highlights key characteristics of effective school mental health and the strategies that 13 federally funded grantees  have used to build and sustain comprehensive mental health...

This Snapshot describes the strategies Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) communities have employed to successfully partner with law enforcement to achieve safer school environments and positive...

This publication discusses mental health and the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in school systems to improve the academic outcomes and success of students. It outlines strategies...

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