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Stuart-Cassel, Victoria; Nuñez, Brissa; Chung, Youjin – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2021
The federal Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) was introduced into law as part of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. The federal law requires states funded under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 to have a state law in effect that requires local education agencies (LEAs) to expel students for firearm offenses for a…
Descriptors: Weapons, Educational Legislation, Expulsion, School Safety
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2021
Developing and sustaining comprehensive school mental health systems should be a shared endeavor between schools and community partners; the task should not rest solely on the shoulders of the K-12 education sector. Community partners, including health and behavioral health providers, can augment the continuum of services available to students and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, College School Cooperation, Mental Health, School Health Services
Guarino, K.; Chagnon, E. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2018
Building trauma-sensitive schools involves changes to school policy, practice, and culture and requires ongoing efforts to ensure that all students--including students affected by trauma--are experiencing social, emotional, and educational success. School and district leaders play a crucial role in bringing about change. Developing and sharing a…
Descriptors: Training, School Policy, School Culture, Educational Environment
Guarino, K.; Chagnon, E. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2018
The "Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package" offers school and district administrators and staff a roadmap and tools for adopting a school- or district-wide approach to addressing trauma and promoting resilience for everyone in the learning environment. This training package supports school and district administrators and staff to do…
Descriptors: Trauma, Student Needs, Holistic Approach, Intervention
Guarino, K.; Chagnon, E. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2018
The "Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools" online module is intended for all school personnel, including administrators, instructional staff, and non-instructional staff. The module familiarizes school staff with the concept of trauma sensitivity and includes examples of trauma-sensitive strategies that can be employed schoolwide.…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Environment, Training, School Personnel
Guarino, K.; Chagnon, E. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2018
The "Leading Trauma-Sensitive Schools" online module is designed for school and district administrators and other school staff helping to lead efforts to adopt a trauma-sensitive approach schoolwide. The module and companion action guide outline a multi-phased process for adopting a trauma-sensitive approach, including how and when to…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Environment, Training, School Personnel
Guarino, K.; Chagnon, E. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2018
This Handout Packet includes all of the downloadable resources found throughout the Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools online module. Each of these handouts is available for individual download as staff work through the module together during professional development events. Most handouts are relevant to all school staff and two handouts are…
Descriptors: Trauma, Educational Environment, Training, School Personnel
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines how community partners can support school climate improvements. Organizations and individuals can partner with schools in many different ways--from delivering or coordinating direct services to students and families inside or…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, Intervention
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that district leaders--including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of student support services, or others--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Change Strategies
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that noninstructional staff--including guidance counselors, social workers, school psychologists, office staff, bus drivers, maintenance and facility staff, and food service staff--can take to support school…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Resources, Administrative Principles
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that instructional staff--including teachers, paraprofessionals, and others in the classroom who provide instruction or assistance--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps that school leaders--including principals, assistant/vice principals, and building leaders--can take to support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines how family members--including guardians of students--can support school climate improvements. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
Improving school climate takes time and commitment from a variety of people in a variety of roles. This document outlines key action steps to engage students in the school climate improvement process. Key action steps are provided for the following strategies: (1) Participate in planning for school climate improvements; (2) Engage stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning
Yoder, N.; Darling-Churchill, K.; Colombi, G. D.; Ruddy, S.; Neiman, S.; Chagnon, E.; Mayo, R. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2017
This reference manual identifies five overarching sets of activities for improving school climate, with the goal of improving student outcomes (e.g., achievement, attendance, behaviors, and skills). These sets of activities help to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. For each activity set, the manual presents a clear…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
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