ADVOCATR™ is a tool that students can use to communicate positive and negative school activities that impact their safety and affect school climate. The ADVOCATR™ app was developed based on feedback from students, school personnel, and parents in school communities like yours.

ADVOCATR™ is anchored in the literature on school safety and its premises are simple:

  • Student victimization (e.g. bullying, harassment, social isolation) occurs frequently and can escalate into violence.
  • Students, more than adults, tend to be aware of the student victimization that occurs in schools.
  • Students rarely communicate their knowledge of victimization to adults who could prevent escalation into violence.
  • Restorative approaches to conflict resolution can lead to reductions in negative activities.

ADVOCATR™ is part of the SOARS school safety framework. About SOARS

We are grateful for your strong commitment to keeping your school community safe. The team behind ADVOCATR™ wants to express our appreciation for everything you, as teachers, do to ensure that students learn and mature in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We hope that ADVOCATR™ provides a welcome addition to your existing safety practices and can facilitate communications and decisions that are critical to keeping your school community safe. If you want to learn more about how you can bring ADVOCATR™ to your school click here.

If you want to learn more about the SOARS school safety framework, follow these links:

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