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

  • NCSSLE Guides each provide a comprehensive package 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.
  • NCSSLE Training Products are suites of research-based, user friendly, comprehensive, and free to download materials trainers can utilize for in-person training events.

Guides and Toolkits


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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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. 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. This resource kit encompasses a broad range of material introducing and endorsing trauma-sensitive practice with an emphasis on sexual assault trauma. 

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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package.  This training package is made up of four components to understand, build and lead trauma-sensitive schools.  It includes online modules, handouts and actions guides. 

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Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation’s Classrooms.  This training toolkit is made up of two modules to address bullying in classrooms.  Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom. 

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School Bus

Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's School Buses. This training toolkit is made up of two modules to address bullying on school buses.  Specifically, it is designed to assist school bus drivers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate on the bus. 

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Get Smart, Get Help, Get Safe. This training toolkit includes one module designed for specialized instructional support staff to address teen dating violence. 

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