Presents best practices among school districts for creating safe school climates.This presentation lists tools and initiatives used by schools to improve school climate, discusses challenges to implementing changes and their possible solutions, and finally, makes recommendations for getting started with program implementation.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Highlights 15 federal elementary and secondary education programs where the statutory language or the regulations/guidance that accompanies a program appear to permit funds to be used to support universal prevention programs and social and emotional learning initiatives. The guide also provides examples of schools, districts, and state education agencies that have successfully supported their prevention programs with federal education dollars.
Examines the experiences of LGBT students with regard to indicators of negative school climate and the possible negative effects of a hostile school climate on LGBT students' academic achievement, educational aspirations, and psychological well-being.
Includes teen-informed activities that can be used with youth 12-17 years old across a variety of community settings to boost confidence, and prevent risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol and drug-abuse. The toolkit enhances the existing Above the Influence program efforts and furthers its goals with new individual and group activities that can help teens make healthier decisions with the support of adults who value them.
Provides several key principles for emergency planning. One of these principles is ensuring that the needs of the whole school or higher education community are addressed, which includes those with access and functional needs.
Designed to help schools, parents, and others who interact with kids understand the differences between harassment and bullying, and their legal obligations with respect to both. The video discusses cyber bullying, understanding who is at risk, and prevention strategies.
Provides a snapshot of the state of behavioral health in the nation using a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Provides resources and special considerations for addressing bullying in youth with disabilities. Includes information about creating a safe environment for youth with special health needs, federal civil rights laws for youth with disabilities, and additional resources.