Prevention Planning

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

Informational Webinar: STOP School Violence Program FY2023 Solicitation

The 2023 Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence grant solicitations are designed to improve school security. This webinar provides information for the 2023 grant solicitation.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
Webinars

A Quick Guide to School Safety Data Visualization

This guide brings together resources that explain how to collect and interpret school safety data, as well as translate it into effective data visualizations.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Toolkits & Guides

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

School and Law Enforcement Partnerships

This self-paced training is designed to help schools and law enforcement agencies discuss what form they want their partnerships to take, and to consider important issues related to these partnerships.
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, School-based Law Enforcement
Self-Paced Trainings

Collaboration & Information Sharing

Originally the third in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session focuses on school-based prevention programming and how different examples align with school climate.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Notification Technology
Webinars

School-Based Prevention Programming

Originally the third in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session focuses on school-based prevention programming and how different examples align with school climate.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
Webinars

Examples of Anonymous Reporting Systems

Originally the second in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session considers Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) and their impact on school climate.
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TOPICS Notification Technology
Webinars

School Climate & Safety in the Distance Learning Environment

Originally the first in a four-part series, this webinar looks at school climate and safety, specifically as they relate to the distance learning environment.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

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 Coordination with First Responders, 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 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 Capacity Building, 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
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