Mental Health Professionals

Resources for counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

Using Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Principles to Support Student and Staff Resiliency

In this webinar, participants learn how they can improve their school's understanding of trauma, and enhance staff and student resiliency.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs

This report from the U.S. Department of Education provides focused information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and social and emotional well-being among students.
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TOPICS Mental Health TYPE Reports
Publications

Lockdown Drills

Learn how to use lockdown drills as part of your comprehensive school safety and emergency preparedness efforts: how to conduct drills in a trauma-informed manner and evaluate them for effectiveness.
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TOPICS School Drills
Self-Paced Trainings

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM): Best Practice Considerations for K–12 Schools

This school safety and crisis resource by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) examines the evidence-based best practices of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) in a K-12 school setting.
Full Report & PDF
TOPICS Threat Assessment TYPE Reports
Publications

Model Programs Guide

Provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations for several youth-related topics and programs. Created by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Clearinghouses

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the reopening and continuing operations of schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

VetoViolence.CDC.gov

VetoViolence.CDC.gov contains a collection of youth violence prevention programs.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SAMHSA.gov

SAMHSA.gov is a Clearinghouse with a broad collection of mental health and substance use programs and practices.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Clearinghouses

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on identifying and preventing bullying.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate, Social Media
Clearinghouses

Social Media Responsibility With Student Engagement

As new research continues to shed light on the impact it can have on social and emotional health, and with an increase in screen time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we understand how young people are using social media and work with them to instill healthy habits.
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TOPICS Mental Health, Social Media
Webinars

NIJ Virtual Conference on School Safety 2021

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently held a virtual conference on school safety, with a focus on “Bridging Research to Practice to Safeguard our Schools.” Recordings from the three-day event are now available.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars

Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment

Distance learning poses additional challenges in supporting student mental health and social-emotional learning. Join us to explore possible strategies and discover why this support is important. This is part one of a two-part series focused on school safety for distance learning.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health
Webinars

Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning

Building effective partnerships is a critical step in planning successful and sustainable school safety programs. Join us to learn about practical ways of achieving this. This is part two of a three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Webinars

School Climate and Student Fear: The Roles of Students and Teachers

Chris Melde, PhD and his team discuss their research into the ways school climate and previous experiences of victimization can affect a student's feelings of fear and perceptions of safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
Videos

Systematic Review: Post-Crisis Interventions

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, describes promising research into the effectiveness of post-crisis interventions, including key findings and recommendations from our systematic literature review.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Videos

Connecting the Dots: Ideas, Plans, and Budgets for Grant Writing

This webinar will help new and experienced grant writers connect the dots between a winning proposal and their program's big picture goals.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health
Webinars

Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, Threat Assessment
Webinars

Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings

This webinar addresses how to implement and adapt trauma-informed practices across school settings.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems

This webinar will guide participants on benefits and steps of adopting an ARS at their school
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, Threat Assessment
Webinars