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Safe, Secure and Welcoming School Environments: Additional resources


Safe schools


Safety audit/assessment tools


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 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
The WBI is dedicated to understanding, correcting, preventing all abuse at work.


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