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How to Make Schools Safe?

By Laura Strobel and Claudia Vincent, Ph.D.

The time has passed for sitting back and waiting for school violence to decrease. We’re seeing more violence and mass shootings in schools in the United States than ever before. The time has come to act, but what can we do?…

Safety Preparedness

It is important to review the safety procedures at your school a few times a year. This includes reminding staff and teaching students about the procedures, and practicing lockdown drills, fire drills and disaster drills. Each school and district is different, so your procedures will vary, but there is one constant thing to remember: all threats should be taken seriously.…

Managing the Cycle of Acting-out Behavior

“Carl has been arguing with the teacher for several minutes about whether he needs to do his share of cleaning up his area before he goes to recess. The teacher finally gave him an ultimatum that if he doesn’t begin to help put things away he will have to do his share during recess (Carl loves recess).…

Managing Threats Part 3: Preventing Violence and Creating Safe Schools

Part 3: School Staff- What to Do to Respond to Threats

School staff work hard to make sure that students feel safe at school. But unfortunately, while deaths occurring in schools are rare, school violence is on the increase.
PBSEverythingElem9Threats are a good indication that future violence may occur.…