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Find School Safety Resources

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

For standards and guidance on submitting a resource to SchoolSafety.gov and to access the resource submission form, please see here.  

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Training Program
Child Exploitation
CSSRC: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

State Agency

This suite of trainings provides educators, school staff, and mental health professionals with educational programs on child sexual development, mandated reporting of child abuse, healthy relationships, cyber safety and digital citizenship, and sexual misconduct in schools.

Guidance
Mental Health
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) Field Operations Guide

Department of Health and Human Services, 2017

This resource provides guidance on responding to disaster, violence, or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention. It gives school administrators, educators, and staff practical assistance to meet immediate needs and concerns, reduce distress, and foster adaptive coping in the wake of a disaster.

Webinar
Cybersecurity
Helping Youth Navigate Dangers in the Digital Age

Department of Justice, 2022

This webinar provides information on how to help youth mitigate what they see on the internet and build resiliency against extremist hate groups, as well as various tools and resources to help youth identify misinformation. It also covers how to empower caregivers to identify and report potential hate groups and hate crimes.

Report
Targeted Violence
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021

Department of Education and Department of Justice, 2022

This report provides official estimates of school crime and safety from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and post-secondary institutions and presents data on different types of student victimization, measures of school conditions, and student perceptions about their personal safety at school. 

Webpage
School Climate
Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth

Department of Health and Human Services

This brief provides key learning objectives that schools and school districts can incorporate in their professional development offerings to help teachers and other school staff build core competencies for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in schools.

Webpage
Mental Health
Coping with School Tragedies

Department of Health and Human Services

This webpage outlines resources on addressing crises that occur in school communities and how to move forward in the aftermath of these crises.

Guidance
Emergency Planning
The Standard Reunification Method (Volume 2)

Third Party, 2022

This guidance provides school and district safety teams with proven methods for planning, practicing and achieving a successful reunification in the event of a school crisis or emergency.

Program
Mental Health
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Department of Health and Human Services, 2022

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.

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