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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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Guidance
Mental Health
Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention

Third Party, 2019

This resource provides a thorough plan for school districts to implement suicide prevention policies in their community. It includes specific, actionable steps to support school personnel; sample language for student handbooks; suggestions for involving parents and guardians in suicide prevention; and guidance for addressing in-school suicide attempts.
Guidance
Mental Health
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: Resource Guide for Professionals, Families, and Communities

Third Party, 2023

The guide provides detailed and actionable recommendations for families, communities, technical assistance providers, and professionals who work with and support LGBTQIA2S+ youth. It considers current events and legislation that impact these youth, the long-standing and current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other realities that these youth face daily.
Video
Targeted Violence
In the Aftermath

Department of Justice, 2023

This documentary focuses on best practices after school shooting tragedies, including family reunification, dealing with accompanying trauma, and crisis planning.
Webpage
Emergency Planning
Caring for Children in a Disaster

Department of Health and Human Services

This webpage provides tips and resources about caring for and protecting children in a disaster, with a particular focus on helping students cope following an emergency situation.
Webpage
Mental Health
Risk and Protective Factors for Youth

Department of Health and Human Services

This webpage explains and lists protective and risk factors that youth may encounter as they reach their developmental competencies.
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