Safe, Secure and Welcoming School Environments: Additional resources
- The New York State Center for School Safety has many resources available including materials on: Crisis Planning and Response; Violence/Bullying Prevention; School Climate Briefs, Surveys, & Data Reports
- Visit the UFT’s School Safety Planning Webpage
- Project Save—Safe Schools Against Violence In Education– New York State
- NYSUT School Security Fact Sheet
- Texas School Safety Center
- Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide 2nd Edition—National Child Traumatic Stress Network National Center for PTSD
Safety audit/assessment tools
- Door Locking Options in Schools
- School Safety Audit Checklist—Based on work done by Virginia State Education Department and modified by the New York State Police as a resource for school personnel.
- Safe Communities - Safe Schools Pre-Planning Assessment Checklists—Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado at Boulder
- Texas School Safety Center: Campus Safety and Security Audit Toolkit
Workplace violence resources
The New York State Public Employees Federation along with other public employee unions launched a successful campaign that lead to the most comprehensive standard on workplace violence prevention The NYS PEF website has resources on all aspects of workplace violence including workplace violence prevention campaign videos and materials.
- The standard can be found at https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/workplaceviolence.shtm
The standard covers all public employees in New York state except k-12 school employees. However, it is a good model for school employees and AFT/NYSUT members are fighting to be included the scope of the standard.
Emergency preparedness resources
Department of Education emergency preparedness. This page provides information that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.
Worplace (adult) bullying resources
Workplace Bullying Institute
: Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:
- Verbal abuse
- Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating
- Work interference—sabotage—which prevents work from getting done
- Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behavior: What Everyone Needs to Know—Washington State Department of Labor and Industries