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Safe School Ambassadors: Harnessing Student Power to Stop Bullying and Violence

book-img160,000 students stay home from school each day because they are afraid of hurtful treatment by their peers. This groundbreaking new book by John Linney et. al, empowers educators and students with tools to prevent bullying, create tolerance, acceptance and an environment of high achievement. Safe School Ambassadors is an essential guide for school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, and youth organization leaders. It challenges the current “outside-in” thinking that keeping schools safe is accomplished primarily by adults through heightened security and stricter policies.

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Action For Youth: Engaging A Community To Develop Healthy Youth

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This manual provides strategies and tools for creating community partnerships that focus on preventing high-risk behaviors in youth ages 12 to 18 years old while promoting healthy behaviors, attitudes, and characteristics. The information in this manual is based on the lessons learned while consulting for the Action for Youth Initiative (AY) over a seven year period in the Paso del Norte region of West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Partnership: Engaging A Community To Develop Healthy Youth

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A helpful handbook version of the Action For Youth Manual. It is designed for larger distribution to  help people understand their role in a community partnership.

Elev8: How Integrating Services in Schools Promotes Student Success

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This brief documents the unique goals, characteristics, challenges and lessons learned in the early implementation of Elev8 New Mexico, a full-service community school initiative, launched in 2007. This brief can also function as a knowledge base to inform communities and professionals interested in this unique approach.