Community Engagement
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by National Center for School Safety
2M ago
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Cynthia Ewell Foster. Our discussion focuses on youth suicide prevention methods and the importance of community engagement in preventing firearm-related injury and youth suicide. We conclude our series with a message of hope and a special recognition for educators. This episode is part of a series on understanding firearm-related injury and school violence. Resources: (mentioned at 05:40) Youth-Nominated Support Team Intervention (YST), University of Michigan (mentioned at 16:17) Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Yo ..read more
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Anonymous Reporting Systems
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by National Center for School Safety
2M ago
In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment. We delve into the research surrounding the effectiveness of anonymous reporting systems and provide an overview of the existing systems currently in place. This episode is part of a series on understanding firearm-related injury and school violence. Resources: The Effectiveness of the Say-Something Anonymous Reporting System in Preventing School Violence: A Cluster Randomized Control Trial in 19 Middle Schools, Journal of School Violence Anonymous Reporting Sy ..read more
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Extreme Risk Protection Orders
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by National Center for School Safety
3M ago
In this episode, we discuss Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and their impact on school safety. Dr. April Zeoli guides us through a detailed discussion of ERPOs, their role in preventing firearm-related injuries in schools, and how they intersect with school safety. This episode is part of a series on understanding firearm-related injury and school violence. Resources: (mentioned at 03:34) Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, University of Michigan Commentary for Extreme Risk Protection Order Model Legislation, U.S. Department of Justice ..read more
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Leading through Crises
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
In the third and final episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: Distance Learning, Part 1; Distance Learning, Part 2 (podcast ..read more
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Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
In this series, “What It Means to Be a School Leader,” Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith, a licensed counselor and a consultant for trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, will discuss how leaders can create a trauma-informed culture, guide their schools during times of transition, and lead when crisis strikes. In the first episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith describes what a good leader is, and what it means to be trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. Resource: Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools (TIROS) Toolkit ..read more
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Restorative Practices, Part 2
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
This is the second episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests discuss getting buy-in for restorative practices, coordinating with school resource officers, and sustaining programs after the grant period is over. Guests: Mike Rexin, Dan Baldermann, Angela Hairston, Tamara Smeltzer Resources: Engaging Stakeholders in School Safety Planning (on-demand webinar) Sustaining School Safety Programs (on-demand webinar ..read more
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Restorative Practices, Part 1
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
This is the first episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests in this episode describe the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented as part of their grant. Guests: James Yake, Chris Melde, Brooke Albert, Karen Shall, Sarah Mulkey Resource: Restorative Virtual Circles (video ..read more
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Distance Learning, Part 2
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
This episode is the second of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning. Guests: Katherine Schweit, Ron Applin, Chris Melde Resources: School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study (video) Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration (on-demand webinar series ..read more
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Distance Learning, Part 1
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
This episode is the first of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students. Guests: Brooke Albert, Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson Resources: Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings (on-demand webinar) Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment (on-demand webinar ..read more
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What is School Safety?
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by National Center for School Safety
1y ago
We ask our guests to share what school safety means to them. This is followed by a conversation with the directors of the National Center for School Safety.  Guests: Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson, Katherine Schweit, Chris Melde, Justin Heinze, Marc Zimmerman Resource: National Center for School Safety website ..read more
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