OUR PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY
SAFE in SCHOOLS has been developed over three decades of hands-on experience while integrating a variety of sources. This web site is the start of an ever-evolving network around our organization. In this first edition we aim to give you a good idea of how we have applied aspects from all these sources "on the floor" with many youngsters from many backgrounds. We like to describe our “practical philosophy” using the terms below, in the hope to use a common language to continuously evaluate the dynamics in your school. Please feel free to use your own terminolgy also. This is not about language, but about together evaluating what is "really going on" and then adding the right ingredients to turn school into a place students wake up with a smile for. Among the sources that inspire us are several science-based organizations who deliver “proof” for why SAFE in SCHOOLS "works" (see footnotes below).