SAFER SCHOOLS/ SAFER COMMUNITY
Another statistic concerned perceptions of safety. The Safer Schools/Safer Community subcommittee has sought to find and implement methods of equipping our students and the community with skills to reduce conflict situations and provide a safer environment. One of the major goals was to train students, parents, educators, employers and community members in conflict resolution, peer mediation and violence prevention. Such training serves to empower parents, educators, etc. to identify signs, symptoms and patterns of antisocial behavior. In a follow up survey, it was determined that there is a lack of information on available resources in our schools and community. The subcommittee is working to address this as well as seeking out additional programs that will enhance those already in place.