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Violence can happen anywhere, and schools must remain prepared to respond and to protect students and staff in our free and open society. Overwhelmingly, schools are safe and nurturing places for students, and school administrators are dedicated to making sure schools remain safe learning environments for all students. This document outlines some elements of school safety, organized under three categories: Awareness, Balance and Control.
School Safety Resources
American Counseling Association - Resources for Crisis CounselingResources from the association of professional counselors.
American School Counselor Association - School Shooting ResourcesASCA has released a series of tips as well as resources and publications for families and communities across the nation.
Center for the Prevention of School ViolenceA resource center and "think tank" for efforts that promote safer schools and foster positive youth development.
The Center for Schools and CommunitiesThe Center's work focuses on prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations and agencies serving children, youth and families.
Educational Research Service E-Knowledge PortalSearch for school safety resources for educators.
National Association for College Admission Counseling - Catastrophic Events PageDesigned to manage information and serve as a clearinghouse for college and university admission offices in the event of a catastrophe.
National Association of School Resource Officers A not-for-profit organization for school based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff and the schools they attend.
National Association for School Psychologists - Crisis and Safety ResourcesCrisis resources, including Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety, from the organization that represents and supports school psychology.
National Defense University (Word)“Weathering the Storm: Leading Your Organization Through a Pandemic” from the National Defense University’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy offers a strategic road map for organizational planning, readiness and management.
National School Safety CenterAn advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence.
National School Safety and Security ServicesA consulting firm specializing in school security and school emergency/crisis preparedness training, school security assessments, and school safety consulting for K-12 schools and public safety providers.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource CenterProvides current information developed by Federal agencies or with Federal support pertaining to youth violence.
School Crisis Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of CrisisThis guide from the National Education Association Health Information Network is designed to help school district administrators and principals to keep schools safe.
U.S. Department of Education School Preparedness WebcastView an free archived recording of a webcast on school preparedness from Sept. 27, 2007.