Parents & Families

Resources for parents, families, and other community members.

Community Engagement

In this episode, our discussion focuses on youth suicide prevention methods and the importance of community engagement in preventing firearm-related injury and youth suicide.
TOPICS Mental Health
Podcasts

School Safety At A Glance

This guide discusses creating safe schools using a comprehensive and layered approach, organizing school safety strategies by the strength of their evidence base and where they fall on the prevention timeline. It also provides links to resources for implementing various school safety strategies.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Toolkits & Guides

Caregivers: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help caregivers as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Restorative Practices at a Glance

This brief synopsis of Restorative Practices (RP) provides an overview of RP principles, misconceptions about RP, and how RP can improve school climate and social emotional learning.
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TOPICS School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Supporting Youth Mental Health

This webinar will feature panelists from Sandy Hook Promise sharing ideas for how educators might discuss mental health with students. Tips and additional resources will also be provided, and participants will be encouraged to share their own success stories.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Social Emotional Learning at a Glance

This brief at-a-glance synopsis of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides an overview of what SEL is and is not, and it's benefits to school climate and safety initiatives.
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TOPICS School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care

These guidelines from SAMHSA offer information for the design and development of services that meet the needs of children, youth, and their families experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
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TOPICS Mental Health
Publications

Systematic Review: Perceptions of School Resource Officers

This systematic review evaluates various perspectives on School Resource Officers (SROs) in the school community, as well as how these perceptions may affect long-term student outcomes and policy decisions.
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TOPICS Campus Security, School Climate
Videos

Engaging Youth in Violence Prevention

Join us and hear from youth leaders from the 4000+ Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Clubs that are actively engaged in violence prevention efforts throughout the country.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
Webinars

Fostering Family Engagement in School

Join us to learn how schools can foster family involvement and engagement to increase student feelings of belonging and academic success.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

Returning to School After a Crisis: A Guide to Addressing Traumatic Events at School

This guide provides school staff with strategies to support students following traumatic events. It contains lessons learned, discussion tips, and mental health resources to help cope with a trauma response,
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TOPICS Mental Health
Toolkits & Guides

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit

A toolkit outlining a framework for implementing Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented (TR) approaches in schools and school districts.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Restorative Practices, Part 2

This is the second episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We explore getting buy-in, coordinating with school resource officers, and how to sustain the programs.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Restorative Practices, Part 1

This is the first episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We delve into the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Distance Learning, Part 2

The second of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Distance Learning, Part 1

The first of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

Safety Considerations for School Communities

In this webinar, our panel of experts addresses some of the concerns that students, teachers, and administrators have expressed about the return to school this fall. You will also see a short video in which school community members share their hopes and worries about school safety this year.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

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

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

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