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National Playground Safety Week

Now that we are well into Spring and warmer days are upon us, more kids will be playing outdoors. Parents and guardians will find themselves frequenting public parks while teachers and administrators will find themselves keeping watchful eyes as students actively...

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2017: First Quarter Update

Now that our first quarter has come and gone, we’re excited to provide you with an update of our travels and ongoing projects from January through March. Co-founder Alissa Parker kicked off January travels with Safe and Sound board member Bob Martin and Safe and Sound...

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Recently, a new friend confided in me that her daughter was suffering from PTSD related to a brutal sexual assault last school year. In speaking with my new friend, I could see how very devastated she, her daughter, and the rest of the family are. They are working...

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Ask the Experts: School Visitor Management

Q: I’m concerned about visitor management protocols at my child’s school. Yesterday, I went to pick my child up from school early. No one asked me to identify myself.  Surprised, I asked them if they needed to see ID. Although they looked at my ID, they didn't verify...

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Student Safety – Outside the School Yard

Our mission, our focus, our commitment is to the safety of schools nationwide. In addition to the primary, middle and secondary-level schools we support, it’s important to also consider non-traditional and private educational situations. After-school programs,...

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Sponsor Love

When you think of the word sponsor, what does it mean to you? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, there are three different definitions for the word. Now think of the word love. How would you define it? According to the dictionary, love is defined as: As we near the...

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School Safety and Kindness Literature

In today’s climate of fear and uncertainty, children need to feel a sense of security especially when away from home. Schools have taken more measures to ensure student safety and are also beginning to embrace pedagogical programs such as Social Emotional Learning....

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Choose Love

We asked Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis and founder of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation to share some reflections with us this month... February is the month of love. When we think of love, we think about our families, friends, pets, flowers...the things...

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#LoveSafety

Love. There are so many kinds of love. There’s the romantic love we might feel for a significant other, the unconditional love we feel for our children, and the kinship we share with our families.  But love can also be devotion to a person or a cause -- in our case,...

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