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Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2017
Suicide is a major public health issue that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and racial and ethnic groups throughout the country. When a student commits suicide, it is not only a tragedy for his or her family, but it can also significantly affect other students and disrupt school learning environments. While the causes of youth suicide are…
Descriptors: Suicide, Youth, Incidence, Risk
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2017
This guide offers information that can help parents raise drug-free children. Parents may read it from front to back like a book, or pick a topic from the Table of Contents and go directly to that page. This guide includes: (1) An overview of substance use among young people, with a special focus on how it affects academic performance; (2)…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Academic Achievement, Risk
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2016
It has come to the Department of Education's (ED's) attention that many transgender students (i.e., students whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth) report feeling unsafe and experiencing verbal and physical harassment or assault in school, and that these students may perform worse academically when they are…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, School Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Privacy
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
Human trafficking is a serious federal crime with penalties of up to imprisonment for life. Federal law defines "severe forms of trafficking in persons." In short, human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. Those who recruit minors into commercial sexual exploitation (or prostitution) violate federal anti-trafficking laws, even if there is no…
Descriptors: Children, Slavery, Child Labor, Federal Legislation
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
Our nation's postsecondary institutions are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and study on campus. Many of these emergencies occur with little to no warning; therefore, it is critical for institutions of higher education (IHEs) to plan ahead to help ensure the safety and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Emergency Programs, School Safety, Educational Environment
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
Each school day, our nation's schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public and nonpublic schools. In collaboration with their local government and community partners, schools can take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, Cooperative Planning, Guides
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
This fact sheet presents questions and answers related to teen dating violence in the United States. It defines teen dating violence, describes the extent of teen dating violence in U.S. schools, how teen dating violence affects our schools, and things schools can do to help. This fact sheet also contains resources and publications for further…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dating (Social), Violence, School Role