The Vital Role of School-Based Health Centers in Creating a Violence-Free School Environment


This brief argues that issues of school violence, including bullying (and cyberbullying), fighting, use of weapons, gang actions, and self-violence (suicide and depression), can be addressed by the deployment of School-based Health Centers, which can serve as a resource, haven, and source of educational programs for students and faculty. *Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, a group of 26 nationally known researchers, educators, advocates, and policy analysts, came together to address the problem of disciplinary disparities. The policy paper series was overseen by the Equity Project, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University. Supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Open Society Foundations.

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