School Climate and Violence Prevention Programs in Rural Schools (PO025)

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn how school violence may affect school climate.
  2. identify specific interventions to help students and schools.
  3. recognize rurality as a risk factor in implementing violence prevention programs.


This session will inform participants of the relationship between perceived efficacy of school violence prevention programs and perceived school climate in rural schools. School violence is believed to negatively impact school climate, but little is known on how school violence prevention programs can impact school climate. Data collection will begin in November 2020; therefore, preliminary results will be presented. Participants will learn how school violence may affect school climate and specific interventions to support schools.



Jennifer Rotzal, MEd, University of Montana


Jacqueline A. Brown

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