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School Violence in the USA

SCHOOLVIOLENCE in the USA Infographic By: Test Score Breakthrough www.teachingsolutions.org THE FACTS, STATS AND PREVENTION TIPS Trends and Behaviors that Contribute to School Violence 22.5 15.0 7.5 o 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 Carried a weapon on school property at least once (for example, a gun, knife, or club during the 30 days before the survey) School violence is youth violence that occurs on school property, on the way to or from school or at school-sponsered events. o Threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least once or more (for example, a gun, knife, or club during the 12 months before the survey) O Did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school at least once (during the 30 days before the survey) O Bullied on school property (during the 12 months before the survey) - Data not available for 1993-2009 o In a physical fight on school property one or more times (during the 12 months before the survey) 2 RISK FACTORS RISK FACTORS FOR SCHOOL AND YOUTH VIOLENCE INCLUDE: Prior history of violence Drug, alcohol, or tobacco use Association with delinquent peers Poor family functioning + Poor grades in school A Past suspension or expulsion for aggressive behavior 2 3 How to Interpret This Information 4. 1cm, 2 3 6 7. 10 11 12 13 14 15 A number of factors can increase the risk of a youth engaging in violence at school. However, the presence of these factors does not always mean that a young person will become an offender. PREVENTION 3 The goal is to stop school violence from happening in the first place. Several prevention strategies have been identified. Universal, school-based prevention programs can significantly lower the rates of aggression and violent behavior. These programs are delivered to all students in a school or grade level. They teach about various topics and develop skills, such as emotional self awareness and control, positive social skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and teamwork. Parent- and family-based programs can improve family relations and lower the risk for violence by children especially when started early. These programs provide parents with education about child development and teach skills to coMmunicate and solve problems in non-violent ways. Mentoring programs can significantly reduce youth violence. These programs pair a young person with an adult who can serve as a positive role model and help guide the young person's behavior. 4 STATISTICS homicides of school-age youth between 5 and 18 years occurred at school 17 during the 2009-2010 school year. of teachers report that they have been threatened with injury or physically 7% attacked by a student from their school. of students aged 12-18 reported that gangs were present at their school during the school year 2009. 20% of public schools reported 20 or more number of violent incidence which could be classified as severe violence, including rape or attempted rape, sexual assault other than rape, physical attack or fight with a weapon, threat of physical attack with a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon, physical attack or fight without a weapon, and threat of physical attack without a weapon during the school 19% year 2009-10. Percentage of students reported being in a physical fight on school property in a 2011 nationally representative sample of youth in grades 9-12 in the 12 months preceding the survey FEMALE MALE » 7.8% » 16.0% I http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/pdf/us.violenceschool trend yrbspdf 2 http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/YV-DataSheet-a pdf 3. http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/School Violence FactSheet apdf 4. http://nces ed.gov/programs/coe/tables/table-scc-2asp REFERENCES Test Score Breakthrough www.teachingsolutions. org Infographic by Incidents expressed in percentage

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