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SchoolSafety.gov provides resources, like guidance, training, and fact sheets, to help schools create and maintain a safe learning environment. 

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New
Report
Mental Health
Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs

Department of Education, 2021

This guide provides focused information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and social and emotional well-being among students. It highlights seven key challenges to providing school- or program-based mental health support across early childhood, K–12 schools, and higher education settings, and presents seven corresponding recommendations.

New
Training Program
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Clean Hands and Spaces Web-Based Training

Department of Health and Human Services, 2021

This training provides information and strategies for keeping hands and surfaces clean in educational settings. It provides guidance and resources for creating and following a hand hygiene and cleaning plan, as well as messaging and resources to share with caregivers to equip them in keeping home environments clean and teaching children hand hygiene early.

New
Webpage
Mental Health
Toolkit for Schools: Engaging Parents to Support Student Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Department of Health and Human Services, 2021

This toolkit is designed to help education leaders and schools raise parent awareness about school connectedness and its role in supporting student mental health and emotional well-being, and why family engagement both in and out of school is important. It includes background information, sample social media posts, social media graphics, and newsletter text.

New
Tool
Emergency Planning
State Emergency Response Application

The School Risk Management Plan application is a web-based, wizard-style tool that guides school officials, in concert with first responders, law enforcement and emergency management, through the creation of a digital school risk management plan.

New
Program
Mental Health
Talk. They Hear You.

Department of Health and Human Services

This campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and other substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents, caregivers, educators, and community members with information and resources they need to address these issues with children.

New
Guidance
Targeted Violence
First Responder Guide for Improving Survivability in Improvised Explosive Device and/or Active Shooter Incidents

Department of Homeland Security, 2015

This guidance translates evidence-based response strategies from the U.S. military’s vast experience in responding to and managing casualties from IED and/or active shooter incidents into the civilian first responder environment. It also incorporates civilian best practices and lessons learned from similar incidents, both in the United States and abroad.

New
Fact Sheet
Targeted Violence
Active Shooter Pocket Card

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 2017

This pocket card provides instructions on how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity.

New
Fact Sheet
Targeted Violence
Active Shooter: How to Respond Poster

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 2017

This poster provides instructions on how to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity.

New
Webpage
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Seasonal Flu: Parents: Help Children Fight Flu

Department of Health and Human Services

This webpage provides information and resources for parents to help children fight the flu by getting themselves and their children vaccinated against flu each year.

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