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.

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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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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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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What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse contains a collection of evidence-based education programs and research.
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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
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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
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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
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VetoViolence.CDC.gov

VetoViolence.CDC.gov contains a collection of youth violence prevention programs.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, Threat Assessment
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Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
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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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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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Sustaining School Safety Programs

You have a great school safety plan and your partners are committed to moving it forward. Now, how do you maintain that momentum? This is the final webinar in our three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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Engaging Collaborators in School Safety Program Planning

Building effective partnerships is a critical step in planning successful and sustainable school safety programs. Join us to learn about practical ways of achieving this. This is part two of a three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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Operationalizing Evidence-Based School Safety Programs

Implementing evidence-based programs can be difficult. Learn how to assess your school’s needs, formulate a plan, and put it into action. This is part one of a three-part series focused on school safety program planning and implementation.
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School Climate and Student Fear: The Roles of Students and Teachers

Chris Melde, PhD and his team discuss their research into the ways school climate and previous experiences of victimization can affect a student's feelings of fear and perceptions of safety.
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School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study

There is more to being an SRO than simply serving as a law enforcement officer. Chief Ronald Applin of Atlanta Public Schools details best practices for SRO training.
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The Vital Role of Medical Emergency Response Teams

COVID-19 has created a need to develop safety planning related to health emergencies. Learn more about how.
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Public Health Approach to Evaluating School Safety Initiatives

An introductory training to help you start thinking about evaluation as you implement school safety programming, ensuring that you set the proper foundation for your researcher.
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Focusing On Safety Report

Understanding school safety needs and concerns through school superintendents focus group discussions
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Systematic Review: Post-Crisis Interventions

Rebeccah Sokol, PhD, describes promising research into the effectiveness of post-crisis interventions, including key findings and recommendations from our systematic literature review.
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Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team.
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