School Climate

Resources and best practices for programs and activities that improve the quality of social and emotional life for all students and staff in school environments.

Firearm Safety, School Violence, and Youth Suicide

In this episode, join Drs. Marc Zimmerman, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and April Zeoli as they discuss how firearm safety plays a part in school violence, youth suicide, and youth intimate partner violence.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
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Anonymous Reporting Systems

In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

Key Considerations for Bullying Prevention

This guide presents key information that schools may wish to consider as they develop and maintain bullying prevention programs.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

How Student Perceptions of Police Influence Crime Reporting

This video discusses the results of a study on how the relationship between youth and law enforcement officers relates to their willingness to report crime.
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TOPICS School Climate, School-based Law Enforcement
Videos

Staff: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help school staff as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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TOPICS School Climate, Threat Assessment
Toolkits & Guides

Caregivers: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help caregivers as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Bullying Prevention and Preparedness Modelling

This webinar features experts sharing upstream practices that will help schools reduce instances of bullying and discuss best practices for involving school staff and broaching conversations with students.
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TOPICS Notification Technology, School Climate
Webinars

Crisis Navigation in TR Schools

This self-paced training will assist school leaders in creating and strengthening a site crisis navigation team.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, School Climate
Self-Paced Trainings

Restorative Practices at a Glance

This brief synopsis of Restorative Practices (RP) provides an overview of RP principles, misconceptions about RP, and how RP can improve school climate and social emotional learning.
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TOPICS School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Crisis Navigation in Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Learning Community

This four-session learning community will assist schools in creating and strengthening a site crisis navigation team.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Learning Communities

Supporting Youth Mental Health

This webinar will feature panelists from Sandy Hook Promise sharing ideas for how educators might discuss mental health with students. Tips and additional resources will also be provided, and participants will be encouraged to share their own success stories.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Social Emotional Learning at a Glance

This brief at-a-glance synopsis of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides an overview of what SEL is and is not, and it's benefits to school climate and safety initiatives.
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TOPICS School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Synthesizing Knowledge On Equity And Equity-Based School Safety Strategies

This publication from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides an overview of the literature on school safety in the United States, with a focus on equity.
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TOPICS School Climate TYPE Reports
Publications

School-Based Prevention Programming

Originally the third in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session focuses on school-based prevention programming and how different examples align with school climate.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
Webinars

School Climate & Safety in the Distance Learning Environment

Originally the first in a four-part series, this webinar looks at school climate and safety, specifically as they relate to the distance learning environment.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

Preventing and Responding to Bias and Hate Incidents in K-12 Educational Settings: A Toolkit for School Communities and Leaders

This CRS toolkit contains best practices, strategies, and resources for supporting safe and inclusive K-12 educational environments, free of harassment and discrimination.
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TOPICS School Climate
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Systematic Review: Perceptions of School Resource Officers

This systematic review evaluates various perspectives on School Resource Officers (SROs) in the school community, as well as how these perceptions may affect long-term student outcomes and policy decisions.
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TOPICS Campus Security, School Climate
Videos

Systematic Review: Anonymous Reporting Systems for School-Based Violence Prevention

Dr. Libby Messman describes a systematic review of published literature from the last 25 years on the use of Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) in schools of all levels (K-12, colleges, public, private, etc.) throughout the United States.
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TOPICS Notification Technology, School Climate
Videos

The Science of School Safety

In this podcast episode, Mary Poulin Carlton joins host Paul Haskins to discuss bullying, school climate, mental health, and other important issues impacting school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

Using Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Principles to Support Student and Staff Resiliency

In this webinar, participants learn how they can improve their school's understanding of trauma, and enhance staff and student resiliency.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

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 School Climate
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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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
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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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, School Climate
Webinars

Fostering Family Engagement in School

Join us to learn how schools can foster family involvement and engagement to increase student feelings of belonging and academic success.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars