School Personnel

Resources for administrators, principals, superintendents, teachers, and other school staff.

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

An Introduction to Restorative Practices

This guide allows for any school personnel to learn what restorative practices are, their benefits, and considerations for their use in a school setting.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

School Safety Communications Planning Guide

This guide is intended to serve as a quick-start to help school leaders plan and share school safety-related initiatives and news with their communities.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Social Media
Toolkits & Guides

Physical Security Measures Overview

Designed for school personnel, this resource provides a snapshot of what physical security measures are and how they can be implemented in a school.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Toolkits & Guides

A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Threat Assessment
Toolkits & Guides

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

An Introduction to the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit

Join us for a live webinar and learn how to use the Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit in your work!
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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 Capacity Building, Mental Health
Toolkits & Guides

Cross-Disciplinary Tabletop Workshop Series

In this four-session workshop series, facilitators from Sandy Hook Promise and NCSS will guide participants through discussions centered on specific school safety scenarios. Participants will reflect on their own organization’s capabilities and identify local risks and hazards.
TOPICS Capacity Building
Workshops

School and Law Enforcement Partnerships Learning Community

Participants in this multi-session learning community will discuss partnership successes and barriers and learn tools to formalize valuable school safety relationships.
TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, School-based Law Enforcement
Learning Communities

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

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Classrooms

Learn about the concept of Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools. This innovation encourages schools to infuse the values of safety, trust, choice, collaboration, empowerment, peer support, diversity and inclusion into their Multi-Tiered System of Supports.
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TOPICS School Climate
Self-Paced Trainings

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

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership and Crisis Navigation

Grow your understanding of what it means to be a school leader and gain strategies you can use to navigate crises while maintaining a trauma-informed, resilience-oriented lens.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, School Climate
Self-Paced Trainings

Leading through Crises

In the third and final episode of our series “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

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.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment TYPE Reports
Publications

First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network Workshop

In this interactive 90-minute workshop, participants are provided tools to identify and prioritize how to engage with their school safety networks.
TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Workshops

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

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