School Personnel

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

Administrator Perceptions of School Safety Capacity and Sustainability Report

This report provides valuable insights from education leaders nationwide and explores crucial information about implementing and sustaining school safety.
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Section 3: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Threat Assessment Program

This section (3) describes steps for evaluating the effectiveness of a threat assessment program, including topics such as implementation fidelity and the impact of threat assessment on students.
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Section 1: How to Select and Train Your School Threat Assessment Team

This section (1) addresses what schools need to consider in deciding to use a threat assessment approach in an equitable way that protects student rights. This includes a review of existing safety practices and discipline policies, examination of staff resources, and administrative and school community support for threat assessment.
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Section 2: How to Implement Threat Assessment in Your School

This section (2) stresses the vital role of threat assessment in school safety plans, highlighting the importance of equitable implementation. Considerations include existing safety measures, staff availability, and community backing for adopting this approach.
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School Threat Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit provides schools with comprehensive guidance and practical tools for implementing behavioral threat assessment and management, ensuring fidelity to student rights in violence prevention efforts.
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Expert Video: School Threat Assessment in Florida

In this video, Dr. Jenn Maeng presents findings from a new technical report on threat assessment. The report examines Florida threat assessment case data from the 2021-2022 school year, highlighting outcomes for over 22,000 cases.
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Firearm Safety, School Violence, and Youth Suicide

In this episode, join Drs. Marc Zimmerman, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and April Zeoli as they discuss how firearm safety plays a part in school violence, youth suicide, and youth intimate partner violence.
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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.
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Anonymous Reporting Systems

In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment.
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Contributing Factors for Firearm-Related Injuries

In this podcast episode, Dr. Marc Zimmerman delves into the issue of firearm-related injury and school violence by discussing contributing factors and providing some general context.
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Understanding Firearm-Related Injury and School Violence Series

In this podcast interview series, experts will discuss topics such as youth suicide prevention, anonymous reporting systems, and community engagement. Listeners will gain a broad understanding of the intersection of school safety strategies and firearm-related injury.
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Key Considerations for Bullying Prevention

This guide presents key information that schools may wish to consider as they develop and maintain bullying prevention programs.
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How Student Perceptions of Police Influence Crime Reporting

This video discusses the results of a study on how the relationship between youth and law enforcement officers relates to their willingness to report crime.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Spotlight Discussion: Swatting and Hoax Considerations and Response

In this roundtable discussion, you will hear from a school-based team that has recently dealt with a swatting incident.
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Webinars

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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Staff: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help school staff as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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Bullying Prevention and Preparedness Modelling

This webinar features experts sharing upstream practices that will help schools reduce instances of bullying and discuss best practices for involving school staff and broaching conversations with students.
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Webinars

ARS Response Skill Building Panel

This webinar features a diverse array of school safety professionals sharing about coordinated approaches to tip scenarios, sharing resources that have been helpful to them, and discussing the interface between threat assessment teams and triaging tips.
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Crisis Navigation in TR Schools

This self-paced training will assist school leaders in creating and strengthening a site crisis navigation team.
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Self-Paced Trainings

School Resource Officer Video Series

This video series helps SROs consider the way students think, how to connect with them, how to break down barriers to communication, and how to become a successful presence in their school.
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CMS Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming for School-based Settings

This guide was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It offers new flexibilities and consolidates existing guidance, making it easier for all schools to receive payment for delivering Medicaid-covered services.
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K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit

This toolkit created by CISA and NTAC includes strategies and guidance for safety reporting programs and encouraging bystander reporting.
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Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management at a Glance

This brief synopsis of Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management (BTAM) provides an overview of how BTAM can promote safety and prevent violence in school communities.
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Empowering Youth

This self-paced training provides an overview of youth empowerment theory and shares examples of youth empowering programs.
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Self-Paced Trainings