The West Steps: What does research tell us about how to create safe schools?

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 5, 2023

Episode 9 of The West Steps explores school safety with Dr. Beverly Kingston, Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at University of Colorado Boulder, and Leslie Colwell, our Vice President of Youth Success Initiatives. Our guests detail effective strategies for building safer schools, share policy success and current research moving this work forward, and describe steps we can take to prevent violence in schools. Listen now. 

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