Resources

The National Center for School Safety offers evidence-based resources with topic area expert input. Our resources provide school safety practitioners with the information, tools, and support they need to implement school safety plans, leverage best practices, and address implementation issues in their school community. 

Resources are available online as clearinghouses, grant solicitations, podcasts, publications, toolkits & guides, and videos.

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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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TopicMental Health, School Climate
Crisis TimelinePost-crisis, Prevention Planning
AudienceSchool Personnel
 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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TopicComprehensive School Safety Plans, Social Media
Crisis TimelinePrevention Planning
AudienceSchool Personnel
 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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TopicCampus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Crisis TimelinePrevention Planning
AudienceSchool Personnel
 Toolkits & Guides

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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TopicComprehensive School Safety Plans, Threat Assessment
Crisis TimelinePrevention Planning
AudienceSchool Personnel
 Toolkits & Guides

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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TopicCapacity Building, Mental Health
Crisis TimelinePost-crisis
AudienceSchool Personnel
 Toolkits & Guides