The Center for School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management is an interdisciplinary research center that promotes basic and applied research and facilitates educational and outreach efforts. The Center consists of faculty members representing a broad span of academic orientations including education, psychology, law, social work, criminal justice, nursing, and policy development.
The Center, which was initially formed in 2000, is focused on both research and outreach/service projects involving school safety, school violence prevention, school climate, classroom management, and related issues. Current areas of research include prevention of bullying, cyberbullying, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). Additional reasearch involves assessing protective and risk factors in students' environments and assessing the quality of services aimed at improving school climate. The Center seeks to provide a structure through which schools and community agencies can learn to anticipate behavioral/violence problems, train educators in classroom and school management and build a curriculum that prepares new educators who are knowledgeable and skilled to deal with such problems.
Here are links to some of the Center's most recent publications: