School Safety Framework

The following handbook by NASP resources was created for principal leadership in developing a school safety framework.

Here is the intro to the framework:

The author organizations and cosigners of “Framework for Safe and Successful Schools” represent the educators and community partners who work day in and day out to keep our children safe, ensure their well-being, and promote learning. The partnership between our organizations seeks to reinforce the interdisciplinary, collaborative, and cohesive approach that is required to create and sustain genuinely safe, supportive schools that meet the needs of the whole child.

Our joint statement outlines evidence-based policies and practices for improving school safety and increasing access to mental health supports for children and youth. Efforts to improve school climate, safety, and learning are not separate endeavors and must be designed, funded, and implemented as a comprehensive school-wide approach. We urge policy leaders to support this guidance to shape meaningful policies that will genuinely equip America’s schools to educate and safeguard our children over the long term.

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/Framework_for_Safe_and_Successful_School_Environments.pdf

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