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Lessons from the Field – School Safety Starts with Prevention

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, and the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invite you to join our next webinar: School Safety Starts with Prevention.Implementing evidence-based school-based preventative solutions is an essential component in addressing gun violence in school communities and keeping students safe. This webinar is focused on prevention and is the first session in the Preventing and Addressing Gun Violence in Schools Miniseries. We will begin with an overview of prevention strategies, focusing on the importance of building a positive school climate, collaboratively developing high-quality Emergency Operation Plans, using threat assessments as a prevention tool, and safe firearms storage. Then, panelists will share effective gun violence prevention strategies and tools they have implemented in their school communities and other considerations to support student safety. Speakers & PanelistsModerator: Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Training Specialist, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning EnvironmentsGreta Colombi, Director, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning EnvironmentsSteve Goodman, Partner, Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Co-Investigator, Integrated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Research Network, University of ConnecticutJanelle Hughes, Principal and Project Director, REMS TA CenterWhytley Jones, Program Coordinator, Strategic Intelligence, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management AgencyDenise Pietrzak, Student Wellness Coordinator, Lead System Navigator, Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, OHSteve Sumner, Senior Advisor, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Meghan Whittaker, Policy Advisor, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative ServicesWebinar MaterialsSpeaker bios (Coming soon on April 10)Slides (Coming soon on April 10)Recording (Coming soon on April 11)Transcript (Coming soon on April 11)Related ResourcesWhite House Announces New Actions to Promote Safe Storage of Firearms, The White HouseProtecting America’s Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence, U.S. Department of Homeland SecuritySafe Storage of Firearms, U.S. Department of JusticePodcast Series, National Center for School SafetyNew Resource for School Administrators on Importance of Safe Firearm Storage, U.S. Department of EducationGuiding Principles and Best Practices in School Discipline to Support Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Needs, T4PA CenterRegistrationAttendees must register to participate. Who should register? State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and other Education Stakeholders. Register Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions.More on the Lessons from the Field SeriesTo access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here.In Case You Missed ItAccess a new resource for school administrators to communicate with parents, families and communities on the importance of safe firearm storage here.



April 10
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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