Student Support Services

Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC)

Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities provides resources to school districts to implement programs and services to prevent violence in schools and drug and substance abuse.

Laws, Rules and Regulations

Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities: Science-Based Programs and Resources

Positive School Environments Resources

  • Information related to the Dignity Act
  • Three programs recognized as effective programs by the U.S. Department of Education and the Substance Abuse and the Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have shown significant improvements in creating a positive school environment which contributes to academic achievement. The programs are:
    • Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) - A comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary school-aged children while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom.
      Find more information about the PATHS program online at: Link
    • Seattle Social Development Project  - A universal, multidimensional intervention that decreases juveniles' problem behaviors by working with parents, teachers, and children. This focuses on student communication, decision making, negotiation, conflict resolution, and resistance skills. Learn more about the Seattle Social Development Project at: Link
    • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program  - A multilevel, multicomponent program designed to reduce and prevent schools' bully problems. More information about the Bullying Prevention Program can be found at: Link

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Last Updated: September 7, 2018