Providing a safe and nurturing environment is an important and frequently cited purpose of school around the world. The Northern Guilford Middle School mission statement in Greensboro, NC provides an example of a school emphasizing a safe/nurturing environment:
Northern Guilford Middle School’s Community is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for all students. Our goal is to inspire students to develop the skills they need to control their lives and actions and to improve the quality of life for themselves, their community, and their world.
The following organizations, resources, and articles describe resources or serve to promote the role of a safe and nurturing environment in schools.