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The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) has developed several guides to support stakeholders in building and promoting safe and supportive learning environments for all students.

NCSSLE guides, including toolkits, provide comprehensive packages of evidence-based tools and strategies on a certain topic such as school climate improvement, discipline disparities, sexual assault, and trauma-informed care. Stakeholders can use these guides to develop data driven goals, establish short- and long- term strategies, and find additional resources related to the topic.

School Climate Improvement Resource Package

School Climate Improvement Resource Package. This resource package is designed to help schools and districts improve school climate. It will include a variety of resources to meet a range of needs among stakeholders interested in improving school climate. The first item for release is the School Climate Improvement Quick Guide.

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Suite of Resources to Promote Student Mental Health. This resource package provides data on the prevalence of common behavioral health issues while sharing information and customizable tools to promote student mental health. This suite of school mental health resources were developed to help state and local education agencies develop and sustain school mental health programs.

 
Safe Place to Learn: Prevent, Intercede, and Respond to Sexual Harassment of K-12 Students
 

Safe Place to Learn: Prevent, Intercede, and Respond to Sexual Harassment of K-12 Students. This resource package provides a range of materials that address peer-to-peer sexual harassment. It supports school district and school staff efforts to comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and create a positive school climate.

 
Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline
 

Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline. This guide provides tools to assess and systematically address disparities in school discipline. It describes how to carry out a descriptive analysis of disparities in school discipline and how to conduct a root cause analysis to systematically address school-based factors that contribute to disparities.

 
Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Higher Education Students
 

Safe Place: Trauma-Sensitive Practice for Health Centers Serving Higher Education Students. This resource kit encompasses a broad range of material introducing and endorsing trauma-sensitive practice with an emphasis on sexual assault trauma. 

All materials contained on this page can be downloaded and used free of charge. No additional preparation or training is required. 

 

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