School Climate and Violence Prevention Programs in Rural Schools

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

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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