Healthy Kids, Schools, & Communities
Policing Schools Strategies: A Systematic Search for Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Studies
WestEd researchers undertook a systematic search to identify experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of policing schools strategies.
What Characteristics of Bullying, Bullying Victims, and Schools Are Associated With Increased Reporting of Bullying to School Officials?
This study tested 51 characteristics of bullying victimization, bullying victims, and bullying victims' schools to determine which were associated with reporting to school officials.
Formal System Processing of Juveniles: Effects on Delinquency
This study found that system processing did not reduce delinquency and often increased crime when compared to providing a diversion program or "doing nothing."
The Feasibility of Mandating School Breakfast in California's Severe Need Schools: Costs, Challenges, and Recommendations
WestEd researchers are recommending a state requirement that all severe need schools provide nutritious, cost-effective breakfasts for their students, improving their capacity to learn and grow into healthy, productive adults.
Measuring Resilience and Youth Development: The Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Kids Survey
This study aims to improve resilience assessment and research so that educators can shape their school environment to promote academic resilience.
Tribes Outcome Evaluation
Our researchers are evaluating the short-term effectiveness of an innovative school-based violence prevention program.
Healthy Kids Survey
Read the research behind WestEd's Healthy Kids Survey, a youth self-report data collection system that provides information on risk behaviors and resilience to schools, districts, and communities.
Evaluation of the Partnerships in Character Education Program in the Fresno Unified School District
More and more districts and schools are implementing character education programs. Find out WestEd's role in evaluating one such program.