An Introduction to Restorative Practices

An Introduction to Restorative Practices

What are restorative practices and why are some schools opting to implement them? Restorative practices are one set of strategies that may improve school climate, promote student health and wellbeing, lower discipline rates, and reduce racial disparities...
School Safety Communications Planning Guide

School Safety Communications Planning Guide

Schools must communicate their safety plans in a clear, accessible, and timely manner in order to help build and maintain trust with their community. This guide is intended to help school leaders strategize sharing school safety-related initiatives and news with...

Physical Security Measures Overview

Designed for school personnel, the Physical Security Measures Overview provides a snapshot of what physical security measures are and how they can be implemented in a school. This tool highlights research-based considerations and evidence on specific security...

2022 STOP Solicitation

The Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve K-12 school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence and ensure a...

The Causes and Consequences of School Violence: A Review

Abstract: Although school violence is on the decline, it remains a significant concern for the general public, policymakers, and researchers. This report commissioned by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) takes a comprehensive look at the state of the research on...

2021 Training Needs Assessment Report

Data compiled from 2018-2020 STOP grantee survey responses and NCSS review of 2020 STOP proposals. Purpose The Training Needs Assessment is a tool that allows NCSS to better understand STOP grantee experiences implementing school safety strategies, their specific...

Leading through Crises

In the third and final episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Henderson-Smith discusses how leaders can create a trauma-informed culture, guide their schools during times...

Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership

In the second episode of our series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith explains how school leaders can use a strategy called Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership to turn challenges into opportunities. Dr. Henderson-Smith discusses how leaders can create a trauma-informed culture,...

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership

In our three-episode series, “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith, a licensed counselor and a consultant for trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, will discuss how leaders can create a...

Model Programs Guide

The Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations for several youth-related topics and programs. They are compiled by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Find out...

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit

Table of Contents Join us on August 23, 2022, for a live webinar and learn how to use this toolkit in your work! The Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented (TR) Schools Toolkit outlines a framework for implementing trauma-informed, resilience-oriented approaches in any...