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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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Emergency Planning
School Preparedness

Department of Health and Human Services

This resource provides information for K-12 school administrators and staff related to emergencies affecting multiple people at the school. It includes information on why school preparedness matters, the impact of emergencies, and what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doing to help schools.
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Mental Health
Social Media and Youth Mental Health - The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

Department of Health and Human Services, 2023

This advisory describes the current evidence on the impacts of social media on the mental health of children and adolescents. It states that we cannot conclude social media is sufficiently safe for children and adolescents and outlines immediate steps to mitigate the risk of harm to children and adolescents.
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School Climate
Restorative Practices at a Glance

Department of Justice, 2023

This resource provides an overview of restorative practices and outlines facts and common misunderstandings.
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Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Tips for Teens: The Truth About HIV

Department of Health and Human Services, 2020

This fact sheet for teens provides facts about HIV. It includes information about how the virus is spread and how to prevent transmission and answers common questions. It can be used by prevention professionals, educators, healthcare providers, and others who come in contact with teens.
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Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids

Department of Health and Human Services, 2019

This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects, lists signs of opioid use, and helps dispel common myths about opioids.
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Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

Department of Health and Human Services, 2023

This fact sheet compares the myths with the facts about alcohol use among youth and the effects of alcohol use. It was written specifically for preteens and teens, but can help parents and prevention professionals start conversations about underage drinking and alcohol misuse.
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AlcoholFX Mobile App

Department of Health and Human Services

This free, science-based mobile app teaches students ages 10 to 12 how alcohol can harm their brains if they drink. The app is only available on tablets.
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