Comprehensive School Safety Plans

Resources for understanding how school safety strategies work together as parts of a comprehensive school safety plan, as well as best practices for implementing a comprehensive, preventative framework.

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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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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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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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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Webinars

2021 Training Needs Assessment Report

Our 2021 Needs Assessment report highlights what we learned from our survey of grantees and the trainings those results informed.
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Publications

Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership

In episode two of our series “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Henderson-Smith explains how school leaders can turn challenges into opportunities.
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Podcasts

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership

In the first episode of our series “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith describes what a good leader is and what it means to be trauma-informed and resilience-oriented.
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Podcasts

First Steps for Engaging Your School Safety Network Workshop

In this interactive 90-minute workshop, participants are provided tools to identify and prioritize how to engage with their school safety networks.
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Workshops

Model Programs Guide

Provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations for several youth-related topics and programs. Created by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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Clearinghouses

Restorative Practices, Part 2

This is the second episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We explore getting buy-in, coordinating with school resource officers, and how to sustain the programs.
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Podcasts

Restorative Practices, Part 1

This is the first episode of two podcasts about restorative practices at the Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. We delve into the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented.
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Podcasts

Distance Learning, Part 2

The second of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
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Distance Learning, Part 1

The first of two episodes discussing the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students.
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Podcasts

Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement

In the second episode of our podcast, our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety.
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Podcasts

What is School Safety?

In the first episode of our new podcast, we ask our guests to share what school safety means to them. This is followed by a conversation with the directors of the National Center for School Safety.
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Podcasts

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

Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the reopening and continuing operations of schools.
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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

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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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, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

VetoViolence.CDC.gov

VetoViolence.CDC.gov contains a collection of youth violence prevention programs.
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Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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Clearinghouses

NIJ Virtual Conference on School Safety 2021

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) recently held a virtual conference on school safety, with a focus on “Bridging Research to Practice to Safeguard our Schools.” Recordings from the three-day event are now available.
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Webinars

Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment

Distance learning poses additional challenges in supporting student mental health and social-emotional learning. Join us to explore possible strategies and discover why this support is important. This is part one of a two-part series focused on school safety for distance learning.
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