Category: Planning

The Task Force identified the following critical planning areas in school safety: school assessments and reassessments; reunification planning; schools as polling places; predetermined responses; emergency go-kits; and technology. This section provides resources in those planning areas.

Introduction to Trauma-Responsive Classrooms Summer Professional Development Series (NHED) [June 2023]

Overview: In this free session, participants will develop a working understanding of how trauma can manifest in the classroom, examine key principles of a trauma-responsive approach, and reflect on how to apply universal trauma-responsive strategies in the classroom setting. Professional Development is available to participants. Monday, July 17th, 2023; 9-10:30 am (1.5 hours) IN PERSON Register HereLinks to …

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Improving School Safety Through Bystander Reporting: A Toolkit for Strengthening K-12 Reporting Programs (NTAC and CISA) [May 2023]

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), released the K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit. This new resource offers simple strategies and guidance to implement or enhance school safety reporting programs and foster a school environment in which students are more willing and able to …

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Targeted Violence Prevention Resources for K-12 Schools (Schoolsafety.gov) [April 2023]

School Safety Partners, Targeted violence refers to violence that is premeditated and directed at specific individuals, groups, or locations. It is distinct from violence that is spontaneous, random, or impulsive, and is often distinguished by pre-attack behaviors that suggest violence as a possible outcome. Schools can actively work to address the threat of targeted violence …

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School Resource Officer Conference (NHJPOA) [April 2023]

Save the date for the 9th Annual School Resource Officer Conference. Click here to register.

Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) K-12 101 Train-the-Educator (REMS) [April 2023]

The REMS TA Center is excited to offer the NEW Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs)K-12 101 Train-the-Educator (TtE) Training Virtual Training by Request (VTBR) created in partnership withthe U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS). This 2.5-hour trainingpresents important Federal guidance on school emergency management planning. Schools can take steps to …

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School Safety Preparedness Recommendations (HSEM) [May 2023]

Resource: Download the above list of flyers with links as a guide to School Safety Preparedness here

Emergency Evacuation Go Kits (HSEM) [October 2022]

In case of an emergency evacuation, it is critical that every classroom and the administration maintaina “go kit,” a self-contained and portable stockpile of emergency supplies, often placed in a backpack orbucket and left in a readily accessible but secure location so that it is ready to “go.” The school safety planshould reference the go …

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Child Exploitation Resources for the K-12 Community (Schoolsafety.gov) [February 2023]

Protect children from exploitation by recognizing the risk factors and warning signs, knowing how to respond, and supporting students who have been victimized. Child exploitation can take many forms and affect young people of any background, demographic, or geographic location. Victimization can take place directly on school ground as well as through online or social …

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Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention eLearning (DHS) [February 2023]

DHS, Wisconsin DOJ, and Wisconsin DPI Partner to Launch Targeted Violence Prevention Course Washington, DC – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to release an eLearning module …

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Creating, Practicing, and Implementing Plans for Family Reunification Before, During and After an Emergency (REMS TA) [January 2023]

Emergency management planning is very important because many incidents, whether caused by hazards or threats, are unpredictable. When unpredictable incidents occur, they may prevent a normal school dismissal, thereby making it difficult for families to reunite with students. A Family Reunification Appendix can be created as a part of a school emergency operations plan (EOP) …

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