After a School Tragedy: Readiness, Response, Recovery & Resources


Acts of violence, suicide, and other tragedies affect many school communities. In 2018, there were 82 school shootings, the highest number since 1970 (CHDS, 2019). Death by suicide is currently the 2 nd leading cause of death among teenagers, next to [car] accidents (CDC, 2018). In 2017, 2 out of every 100 teenagers made suicide…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (School Resource Officer Video Series)

Nation Center for School Safety

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that persistently affects how a person communicates and interacts with the world around them. ASD affects 1 in 50 people in the US. In your role as a School Resource Officer (SRO), you can model respect for behavioral differences through the way you support a student with…

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Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States.

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Considering the Mental Health Needs of Students and Staff in Your Emergency Operations Plan


Throughout the academic calendar year, education agencies design and provide mental health supports to help ensure that the whole school/campus community can learn and work in a positive environment. This occurs through assessments by school psychologists, therapy from school social workers, employee wellness programs, etc., and can help schools, school districts, and institutions of higher…

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Coping with Disaster logo

Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property.

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CPR Courses for Schools

American Red Cross

Because keeping your students safe is everyone’s job, we’ve created CPR programs for schools that allow educators, administrators and other staff members to become instructors who can deliver training to students and faculty. This way, all of your trained students and personnel can deliver help when it’s needed most.

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Crisis Text Line

crisis text line logo

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.

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Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

Homeland Security and Secret Service

When incidents of school violence occur, they leave a profound and lasting impact on the school, the community, and our nation as a whole. Ensuring safe environments for elementary and secondary school students, educators, administrators, and others is essential.

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Gang Awareness


Gang affiliation is not something that students leave behind when they enter the school building. If a gang presence exists at school, it cannot be ignored. School administrators should address gang-related issues head-on or they will fester, harm school climate, and impede the learning environment.​

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Georgia Disaster Mental Health

GA Disaster Mental Health

Disasters come in many forms. They may occur suddenly or with advance warning. Disasters may be human-caused or an act of nature. Some disasters have names like Katrina or flight numbers while others have faces that we see on the television.

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