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School Violence Prevention Books launched in Honor of Bullying Awareness Week

By Abi Mandelbaum
November 18th, 2014

Authored by clinical psychologist, Dr. Jared Scherz, the books aim to help schools understand student aggression and to prevent school violence

Mount Laurel, NJ, November 18, 2014- In recognition of Bullying Awareness Week, TeacherCoach CEO, Dr. Jared Scherz, announces the release of three new books focusing on school violence prevention. Dr. Scherz, a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience working with educators, has authored six books focusing on the organizational health of schools and the prevention of student violence.

Published by Rowan & Littlefield, Catastrophic School Violence: A New Approach to Prevention and the accompanying, Workbook: Catastrophic School Violence, use a new reverse profiling concept to offer a more comprehensive understanding of school violence, examining the different types of violence and the multiple systemic influences for student aggression. Dr. Scherz introduces a new tool for assessing a school’s potential for violence, as well as an evaluation of current prevention paradigms and tips to help schools select the right approach for their community.

In a fictional companion book, It Can’t Happen Here: One School Learns From Tragedy, a district superintendent asks a middle school principal to bring in a consultant following a violent event at the school to help students and staff members process the tragedy and explore the circumstances that could potentially give way to violent behavior.

“As heavy as these topics may be, it is important for schools and districts to understand the complexities behind bullying and student aggression,“ Scherz, stated. “These books will help schools and districts learn to approach school violence and give them the necessary tools to prevent violence within their schools.”

For more information about the new releases, or to find out where you can purchase them, please visit http://www.teachercoach.com/store.php

Now in its twelfth year, Bullying Awareness Week (November 16th-22nd) seeks to prevent bullying and school violence through awareness and education. For more information about Bullying Awareness Week, and to see how you can get involved, please visit http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org/

About the Author
Dr. Jared Scherz is a clinical psychologist working with educators for over 25 years in his clinical practice, as a consultant, and author. Dr. Scherz has written six books it total, specializing in the organizational health of schools and the prevention of student violence. Dr. Scherz is also the owner and CEO of TeacherCoach, a unique personal growth with professional development (PGPD) online community for educators.

For more information on Dr. Scherz or TeacherCoach, please visit www.teachercoach.com/ or contact Jared Scherz at coach@teachercoach.com.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.