Helps communities plan and implement their National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW’s federal partners. This year’s calendar also features Augmented Reality (AR), so the calendar can come alive for users after they download a free app for their mobile device.
Provides a survey platform for college and university campus communities to use to conduct an objective analysis of a full range of institutional safety and security facilities, policies and procedures.
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.
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.
Provides information about bystander programs designed to decrease the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses by educating participants about the occurrence of sexual assault, as well as promoting prosocial attitudes and the willingness to intervene in risky situations. These programs may mobilize a community to recognize their responsibility in promoting safety.
Outlines strategies that colleges and universities can put into place make their campus populations prepared if an event or crisis should happen. Topics covered include building preparedness strategies and “checklists”; what events should be planned for; what response teams to build; who needs to be communicated with; and what to share before, during and after an event.
Provides strategies and tools that universities may find helpful to leverage in order to ensure compliance with the Clery Act. Resources included in the kit are: a best practices webinar entitled "Clery Act and Critical Communications for Higher ED"; a downloadable guide called "The Clery Act’s Emergency Communications Requirements: Five Steps to Compliance"; and an experts discussion about the Clery Act's emergency communications requirement.
Announces the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law. In the coming months, the Department intends to engage in rulemaking on Title IX responsibilities arising from complaints of sexual misconduct. The Department will solicit comments from stakeholders and the public during the rulemaking process.
Provides information on how to develop high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs), engage youth and the school community, and connect with other emergency management practitioners. Users can their own agency’s Website or emergency management Web page with the latest Federal school emergency management training and technical assistance resources and information for schools in their state or district.
Features resources, materials, and tools created by the Great American Smokeout, aimed at helping schools and communities launch a campaign against smoking. These are for general audiences, as well as a college audience, and Spanish speakers.