Prevention Planning

Resources and best practices for identifying and addressing school safety needs.

Preparing for Changes in Personnel

This guide provides readers with an overview of considerations to address changes in project personnel. Explore sample checklists for offboarding, cross-training, and onboarding, as well as a tangible steps for developing a succession plan.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
Toolkits & Guides

Considerations for Social Media Monitoring and Response

This guide highlights example practices, concerns, and methods for social media monitoring in a school setting. At the end of the document is an example of the logistical considerations one school district dealt with as they implemented a social media monitoring system.
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TOPICS Social Media
Toolkits & Guides

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

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

Systematic Review: Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention

Dr. Libby Messman describes a systematic review of published literature from the last 25 years on the use of Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) in schools of all levels (K-12, colleges, public, private, etc.) throughout the United States.
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TOPICS Notification Technology, School Climate
Videos

First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network

Learn how to identify and strategize engaging with everyone in your school safety network through this self-paced training.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Self-Paced Trainings

The Science of School Safety

In this podcast episode, Mary Poulin Carlton joins host Paul Haskins to discuss bullying, school climate, mental health, and other important issues impacting school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

Lockdown Drills Panel

In this webinar, panelists answer questions and share best practices for conducting trauma-informed lockdown drills and discuss how they fit into a comprehensive school safety approach.
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TOPICS Campus Security, School Drills
Webinars

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

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

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

Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2022 Solicitation

The STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security. This is a recording of the informational webinar for the 2022 grant solicitation that took place on April 27, 2022.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
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

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

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

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

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse contains a collection of evidence-based education programs and research.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
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