Season Highlights from ‘The Sound Off’
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
10M ago
On this episode of ‘The Sound Off on School Safety,’ we’re looking back on the incredible season we’ve had!  We brought you the leading safety experts and thought leaders to discuss the issues affecting our school communities right now… from the Covid-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, physical security and so much more.  Safe and Sound Schools co-founder, Michele Gay shares memorable sound bites with each of this season's guests. We hope you enjoyed this episode! To learn more about Safe and Sound School, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @safeandsounds ..read more
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Does Your School Safety Plan Include Special Needs?
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
11M ago
Far too often, individuals with special needs and disabilities are left out of the school safety conversation.  In this episode, Michele speaks with Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation about how the organization helps people and families affected by autism.  Plus, how staffing challenges in schools are impacting special needs programs. We hope you enjoyed this episode! To learn more about Safe and Sound School’s program, Especially Safe, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @safeandsoundschools. ‘The Sound Off’ is brought to you b ..read more
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How Schools Are Streamlining Safety with Tech
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
One of the keys to keep up with the fast and ever-changing landscape of school safety is communication.  On today’s episode, Michele speaks with Vik Krishnan, general manager of Intrado Digital Workflows about why community engagement makes all the difference and how Intrado is bringing communications solutions to schools.  Plus, what schools should prioritize right now, and how one district is changing policy with parents in mind. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more school safety tips and resources, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @safeandsoundschool ..read more
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Your School Should Do This to Stay on Top of Safety
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
One of the keys to keep up with the fast and ever-changing landscape of school safety is communication.  On today’s episode, Michele speaks with Vik Krishnan, general manager of Intrado Digital Workflows about why community engagement makes all the difference and how Intrado is bringing communications solutions to schools.  Plus, what schools should prioritize right now, and how one district is changing policy with parents in mind. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more school safety tips and resources, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @safeandsoundschool ..read more
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Sandy Hook: Finding Healing After Heartbreak
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
This week marks 9 years since the Sandy Hook tragedy.  In this episode, Michele is joined by Safe and Sound Schools co-founder and fellow Sandy Hook mother, Alissa Parker for an honest conversation about the recent Michigan school shooting, grief, and healing after losing their daughters.  Plus, a special birthday gift to honor Josephine Gay’s legacy.    Thank you for listening and supporting Safe and Sound Schools! For more school safety tips and resources, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @safeandsoundschools. ‘The Sound Off’ is brought to you by ..read more
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What Schools and Parents Should Know About Drug Abuse Prevention
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
This year, the United States has set a record for drug overdose deaths at 100,000 in a year.  While it’s difficult to know how widespread this issue is among teens, doctors and researchers are concerned about the growing trend.  In this episode, we’re speaking with Jermaine Galloway who is a police officer, national speaker, and expert in alcohol and drug trends.  Officer Galloway will discuss what school leaders and parents should know when it comes to drug abuse prevention.  Plus, Michele breaks down how social media puts kids in drug-related danger, and how schools are c ..read more
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The Unique Role of School Resource Officers in Public Safety
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
In our special Thanksgiving episode, Michele speaks with Dr. Beth Sanborn, who is a detective, school resource officer, and expert speaker.  Dr. Sanborn discusses the role that school resource officers play in protecting students and staff, and how she creates deep connections with the community.  Plus, why this Thanksgiving break may feel different for schools this year, and how schools are keeping their communities top of mind this holiday season. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more school safety tips and resources, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us ..read more
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How Schools Can Prepare for Natural Disasters
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
Experiencing extreme or dangerous weather can not only be frightening- the aftermath can have a devastating effect on communities, business, and schools.    Michele talks with CJ Huff, national speaker and retired superintendent of Joplin Schools about how he led the Missouri district through recovery after the most costly tornado in US history.  Plus, Michele shares the latest on how extreme weather is impacting schools this year. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more tips and resources on emergency prevention and recovery for schools, head to https://www.safeand ..read more
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What Schools Can Learn About Violence Prevention from the U.S. Secret Service
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
Youth violence is a significant problem affecting our kids today.  This school safety issue goes beyond physical harm, and can have a lasting impact on our entire communities.  Michele speaks with Dr. Lina Alathari, Chief of U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, about key strategies for school violence prevention and intervention.  Plus, Michele discusses how school leaders and families can process violent acts and keep students feeling safe after threats occur. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more tips and resources for school violence prevention, head to ..read more
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How Connecting With Kids Can Save Lives
The Sound Off on School Safety
by Safe and Sound Schools
1y ago
With a rise in kids who need mental health help, school counselors are busier than ever.  Michele speaks with Molly Hudgens, school counselor, author, and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who shares the story of how she talked a student with a loaded handgun out of committing a mass shooting at Sycamore Middle School in 2016.  Plus, Michele explores what’s behind the increase in school violence reported by schools around the country. We hope you enjoyed this episode! For more tips and resources for school counselors, head to https://www.safeandsoundschools.org and follow us @s ..read more
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