About the Book

Creating Safe Schools introduces methods for registered social workers and school-based counsellors to use with students identified by peers, teachers, and parents as having problems with empathy & compassion. This book reviews effective evidence-based programs currently used such as peer mentoring, restorative justice, and virtues education programs to reduce peer aggression, bullying, and physical assaults at school. This book offers a creative humanities-inspired model to understand the role of the arts in healing processes. This book further elaborates on the intimate emotional space created in collaborative counselling sessions and discusses the importance of informed consent, parental involvement, and clinical competence when working with vulnerable populations at school or community-based mental health settings. Written primarily for registered mental health clinicians, this book offers hope to young people and their parents, siblings, and teachers.