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1 State and National School Safety Resources Here you will find a summary of all of the resources listed throughout this guide. This guide was adapted from the three national resources below: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s (CDC) School Health Guidelines for Preventing Unintentional Injuries and Violence VCU Center for School Community Collaboration Coordinates training on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and other youth violence-related issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s (CDC) School Health Index Bullying is Not a Fact of Life, What Can Schools Do? /SVP%2D0052/ The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), National Association of School Nurses (NASN), Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for School: School Health and Safety Policies U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission s (CPSC) Handbook for Public Playground Safety Virginia Student Conduct Policy Guidelines conduct.pdf First Aid Guide for School Emergencies /FirstAidGuide.pdf Virginia Department of Education Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Virginia Schools Virginia Department of Education Model School Crisis Management Plan The Virginia Educator s Guide for Planning and Conducting School Emergency Drills /educatorsguidefordrills.pdf Online Course from the National Training and Technical Assistance Center School Connectedness and Meaningful Student Participation events/connect Virginia Youth Violence Project /threat-assessment/training-available.html Provides training on student threat assessment and reduction strategies. Threat Assessment in Schools: A guide to managing threatening situations and to creating safe school climates Virginia Department of Education School Exit Drill Form U.S. Dept. of Education, National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities: Safe Schools 48

2 The Virginia Center for School Safety Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services offers technical assistance for crisis management planning and training National Crime Prevention Council Be Safe and Sound Resources: Tip Sheets: Stopping School Violence School Safety and Security Toolkit School Safety and Security Newsletter National Truancy Prevention Association Virginia Student Conduct Policy Guidelines /stu_conduct.pdf Channing Bete Company Success in Stages Elementary, Middle, and High School Bullying Prevention Program Stop Bullying Now (U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration) Virginia Department of Education Suicide Prevention Guidelines /prevention.pdf Virginia Department of Health Division of Injury & Violence Prevention offers free training for school staff, as well as other organizations on various injury and violence prevention topics. Virginia Youth Violence Project /threat-assessment/training-available.html Provides training on student threat assessment and reduction strategies. Virginia Department of Education Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program focuses on reducing drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in Virginia schools. Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Juvenile Law Handbook for School Administrators is a legal resource guide for school administrators categorizing all related juvenile offenses. Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Make-the-Call hot-line (1-866-SAFE-VA-1) is an anonymous hot-line for students to anonymously report conditions that they believe could threaten the safety and security of their schools or communities. Reports can also be made online ad KIDsafe Mailbox on the Virginia Center for School Safety web site, 49

3 Safe Physical Environment and Safe Transportation Virginia Poison Center U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Health and Safety Education Virginia Poison Center Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Virginia Safe Routes to School Program Walk and Bike to School International Walk to School Month Bikes Belong Coalition Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ASTM International Guidelines Division of Injury and Violence Prevention School-Based Injury Prevention Program provides resources and links to resources that may help educators teach children and teens the importance of injury prevention. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control The Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) is a 22-year-old Virginia conference that is youth led and dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse in Virginia High Schools. This conference is hosted yearly by the Virginia Center for School Safety at the Department of Criminal Justice Services. The Virginia Drug Identification Guide is a resource available to school safety professionals to identify and prevent the dissemination of illegal drugs within schools. Call the Virginia Center for School Safety at to request a free copy. Virginia Department of Education Facilities Services, School Safety Audit Protocol Virginia Department of Health Walk Smart, VA! Tool Kit National Safe Routes to School Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation /transportationregs.pdf Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Evidence-Based Practices in Suicide Prevention factsheets.asp i-safe Inc. Internet Safety Education Children s Safety Network The resource center for child and adolescent injury and violence prevention. 50

4 National Crime Prevention Council - Be Safe and Sound Resources: Tip Sheets: Stopping School Violence School Safety and Security Toolkit School Safety and Security Newsletter Health Smart VA Health and safety Internet resources for Virginia educators to support the Health Education Standards of Learning. RISK WATCH A Comprehensive Injury Prevention Curriculum for children in preschool through grade 8, correlated to Virginia's Standards of Learning. American Red Cross Resources to help teachers integrate important disaster safety instruction into their regular core subjects such as language arts, math, science, and social studies. Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs Health Smart VA Health and safety Internet resources for Virginia educators to support the Health Education Standards of Learning. Virginia High School League Serves youth by establishing and maintaining standards for student activities and competitions that promote education, personal growth, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship. Request a Certified Playground Safety Inspector from the National Recreation and Park Association DocumentId=3745 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission s Handbook for Public Playground Safety Safe Kids Worldwide Provides news, facts, and tips on unintentional injuries. Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP Kids) Offers fire safety lesson plans that are correlated to meet Virginia Standards of Learning. & Violence Prevention Downloadable tip card and other resources for playground safety. Governor s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention & Violence Prevention: Safety Fair Planning Tool Kit Peer education tool kit for planning elementary and middle school safety fairs. This safety fair kit is an innovative tool that enables youth to teach others about safety. It can be implemented by all ages. The kit can also be used by service clubs and scout troops to earn merits. CDC's Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports Free online tool kit for coaches and physical activity teachers. First Aid Guide for School Emergencies /FirstAidGuide.pdf Model School Crisis Management Plan 51

5 Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Virginia Schools Virginia Department of Education, Health Education, Physical Education, and Driver Education First Aid Guide for School Emergencies /FirstAidGuide.pdf Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Virginia Schools & Violence Prevention Offers various training for schools on bike safety, playground safety, and youth suicide prevention. Virginia Youth Violence Project /threat-assessment/training-available.html Provides training on student threat assessment and reduction strategies. VCU Center for School Community Collaboration Coordinates training on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and other youth violence-related issues. Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Nutrition Services Virginia Poison Center National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools: Resources for foodborne illness by improving food safety in schools. National Capital Poison Center:: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Extensive resources for schools in managing food allergies School Health, Counseling, Psychological and Social Services Virginia Department of Education Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Virginia Department of Health, Division of Injury & Violence Prevention Virginia Student Conduct Policy Guidelines /stu_conduct.pdf National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: TALK Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline (V/TTY) Information, resources, and referrals related to sexual assault. 52

6 Choose Respect Choose Respect is an initiative to help adolescents form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. Stop It Now! PREVENT ( ) Helpline for concerns of sexually inappropriate behaviors in another adult, adolescent, child, or themselves. Virginia Department of Health Free suicide-prevention training for middle and secondary school faculty and staff, as well as other organizations with an interest in suicide prevention. Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance First Aid Guide for School Emergencies /FirstAidGuide.pdf Resource Guide for Crisis Management in Virginia Schools Model School Crisis Management Plan The Virginia Educator s Guide for Planning and Conducting School Emergency Drills GuideForDrills.pdf Threat Assessment in Schools: A guide to managing threatening situations and to creating safe school climates Health and Safety Promotion for Staff & Violence Prevention Offers a variety of trainings for schools on injury and violence prevention. Virginia Youth Violence Project Provides training on student threat assessment and reduction strategies. VCU Center for School Community Collaboration Coordinates training on the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and other youth violence-related issues. Virginia Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Virginia Center for School Safety Student, Family, and Community Involvement Virginia Department of Education: School Exit Drill Form /school_exit.pdf SAMHSA Model Programs 53

7 Safe Schools Healthy Students SAMHSA 15+ Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention and Violence Prevention: Offers a variety of free injury- and violence-prevention tip cards. and Violence Prevention, Local Community Injury Prevention Projects National PTA Parent Resources Safe Kids Worldwide Provides news, facts, and tips on unintentional injuries. Prevent Child Abuse Virginia CHILDREN i-safe Inc. Internet Safety Education Virginia PTA U.S. Department of Education Work with Parents & the Community 54

8 1 Footnote Reference Taras H, Duncan P, Luckenbill D, Robinson J, Wheeler L, Wooley S, eds. Health, Mental Health, and Safety Guidelines for Schools. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2004 To request additional copies of Safe Schools and Safe Students in Virginia visit or call Free Trainings and Consultation Services are Available! The Division of Injury and Violence Prevention offers trainings in the following areas: -Playground Safety -Bullying Prevention -Youth Suicide Prevention -Bicycle Safety -Sexual Assault and Statutory Rape Prevention and Education -General Injury and Violence Prevention If your school is interested in our free trainings or would like a customized training or would like consultation services in addressing the eight components of school and student safety mentioned in the Safe Schools and Safe Students in Virginia guide, please contact the School- Based Injury Prevention Coordinator at If you are aware of a useful and relevant resource that is not listed in Safe Schools and Safe Students Virginia and would like to share it so that it may appear in the next issue please it to 55

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