Toolkits & Guides

Toolkits and guides are detailed resources that provide you with the research, best practices, and frameworks you need to effectively administer school safety initiatives.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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