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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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Showing results for "Targeted Violence", "Physical Security", "School Security Personnel" and "Violence Prevention".
Report
Targeted Violence
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022 

Department of Education, and Department of Justice, 2023

This annual report examines crime occurring in schools and colleges and covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. It presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources.
Training Program
Emergency Planning
Crisis Navigation in Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools

Department of Justice, 2023

This self-paced training assists school leaders in creating and strengthening a site crisis navigation team. During the course, presenters discuss anticipating the outcomes of a crisis, identifying how to use the broad range of skills represented by those on the school crisis response team, and better anticipating the future needs of the school population and developing plans to meet those needs.
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
Targeted Violence
Supporting Safe Schools

Department of Justice

This webpage provides information related to federally available grant funding, technical assistance, and resources to help schools and school districts deploy school resource officers.
Guidance
Targeted Violence
Guiding Principles for School Resource Officer Programs

Department of Justice, 2022

This guide provides a set of guiding principles and considerations related to school resource officer (SRO) programs implementation and school-based policing. The principles in this document are offered as a guide to those jurisdictions that have opted to implement an SRO program to ensure that the presence of law enforcement in schools is as beneficial as possible and to avoid harmful impacts on students and the learning environment.
Guidance
Threat Assessment and Reporting
Social Media Threat Guidance for School Staff and Authorities

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 2023

This infographic highlights social media threats affecting school districts in the United States, provides mitigation and response measures for social media threats directed at school districts, and connects school safety stakeholders to a suite of tools and resources available to promote a culture of readiness and preparedness.
Organization
School Climate
Community Relations Service: Educational Organizations

Department of Justice

This program provides support and resources to schools and universities experiencing tension based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
Checklist
Targeted Violence
Safe and Supportive Schools: 20 Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Third Party, 2018

This resource provides a list of questions to help parents and guardians have a conversation with school principals about school safety policies and procedures; preventative resources for students, families and school personnel; and what type of communication channels in place for families and students.
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