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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
Targeted Violence
School Safety at a Glance

Department of Justice, 2023

This guide discusses creating safe schools using a comprehensive and layered approach, organizing school safety strategies by the strength of their evidence base and where they fall on the prevention timeline. It also provides links to resources for implementing various school safety strategies.
Guidance
Mental Health
Keeping Youth Drug Free

Department of Health and Human Services, 2020

This guide offers advice for parents on how to prevent youth substance use. It includes facts about substances and tips for establishing and maintaining good communication with children and adolescents.
Webpage
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Respond to Bullying: Stop Bullying on the Spot

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Justice

This webpage outlines steps adults can take to quickly and consistently respond to bullying behavior.
Webpage
Bullying and Cyberbullying
What You Can Do

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Justice

This webpage offers tips for parents, educators, and other members of the community on what they can do to help prevent and respond to bullying.
Fact Sheet
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Bullying Prevention and Preparedness Modelling

Department of Justice, 2023

This document outlines key takeaways, additional resources, and discussion questions from a recorded webinar on upstream practices that help schools reduce instances of bullying.
Fact Sheet
Threat Assessment and Reporting
Anonymous Reporting Systems Response Skill Building

Department of Justice, 2023

This document outlines key takeaways, additional resources, and discussion questions from a recorded webinar about coordinated approaches to tip reporting scenarios and the interface between threat assessment teams and triaging tips.
Guidance
School Climate
Enhancing Family-School Collaboration with Diverse Families

Department of Education, 2021

This brief informs school leaders about how intentional collaboration with diverse families can be created through environments in which educators work alongside families on behalf of the students they serve. It includes recommendations for action.
Fact Sheet
Targeted Violence
Talking to Children about Hate Crimes and Antisemitism

Department of Health and Human Services, 2018

This fact sheet provides information on how to talk to children about hate crimes. It includes information on how to discuss antisemitism, common reactions children may have after mass violence, and how to support and empower children and adolescents during these conversations.
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