School Safety

Students deserve a safe environment in which to live, learn and grow. Unfortunately, the threat of violence is a presence in many communities and has grown in a number of schools across the country.

What You Can Do

  1. Talk to Your Children

    Provide a safe environment for kids to ask questions and openly express their worries and concerns.
  2. Recognize the Warning Signs

    Even small changes in behavior (ex: moodiness, changes in sleep, anti-social behavior, change in school performance) can give you an early warning that something is troubling your child.
  3. Know When to Intervene

    If you see children exhibiting behavior or attitudes that could potentially harm themselves or others, talk to their parents or, if it's your child, do something to stop it.
  4. Stay Involved

    Be aware of your kid's school work loads and grades, be informed about existing emergency plans and procedures, and get to know their friends.
  5. Watch "Helping Your Kids Cope With Trauma"