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Rethinking School Safety Together: Resource Library

When it comes to preparing for safety, school communities need to develop and plan for all areas and needs. Below you will find the resources we’ve gathered to help you—all organized according to our Safe and Sound Schools Framework for Comprehensive School Safety and Development. You’ll find a multitude of timely topics covered within each of the six categories below. Click each of the icons to explore to the resources or simply use the search box to at the top of this screen to search by topic. See something missing?  Have resources to add? Send us an email to share what works for you.

Physical Environment

Create naturally protective buildings and campuses through building use, infrastructure and design, safety and security, weather and natural disaster considerations, and related tools.
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Operations and Emergency Management

Learn how strong operations and emergency management – such as bus safety, reunification, prevention, and recovery policies, protocols, and practices – build a safer school community.
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Mental and Behavioral Health

Learn how community and school-based mental health providers, multi-disciplinary threat assessment teams, and mental and behavioral health resources enhance school safety.
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Health and Wellness

Promote health and wellness for successful learning environments, from allergy and trauma care, to spotting signs of abuse or neglect, to healthy nutrition and physical activity, to stress management and self care.
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Culture, Climate and Community

Explore resources and programs that foster understanding, build relationships, and strengthen your school’s culture, climate, and community engagement.
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School Law, Policy and Finance

Stay current and compliant with federal, state, and local codes and laws such as FERPA, ADA, fire, and IDEA, and plan for ongoing costs for safety.
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