Arkansas Department of Education Safe Schools Committee
The Arkansas Department of Education's Safe Schools Committee has many resources on their website. The committee is charged with developing model policies and procedures that may ensure a safe and productive learning environment for students and school employees. Topics addressed include Emergency Plans and Drills, Firearms, Fire Safety, General Safety, Personal Health and Safety, Privacy and Security, and Student Discipline and Crime.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Website
D.A.R.E. is a comprehensive K-12 education program taught in thousands of schools in America and 52 other countries. D.A.R.E. curricula address drugs, violence, bullying, internet safety, and other high risk circumstances that today are too often a part of students’ lives.
DHS Bomb Threat Guidance 12-2016
This guide provides resources and outlines in-depth procedures for either bomb threats or suspicious items and will help you prepare and react appropriately during these events.
Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit
Use the tools and resources in this online toolkit to support efforts at your school or school district to build capacity in emergency management and preparedness: 1.) Develop a high-quality emergency operations plan; 2.) Engage youth and the school community; and 3.) Connect with other emergency management administrators across the Nation.
G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Website
Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.
I Love U Guys Foundation
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation was created to restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities. After extensive research, The "I Love U Guys" Foundation developed the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a classroom response to any critical incident. If you are a school, district, department, agency, or organization, all downloadable materials on this site are available at no charge.
National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training to school-based law enforcement officers to promote safer schools and safer children. Their website features additional training opportunities throughout the Nation, including information about their annual conference.
National Crime Prevention Council - Be Safe and Sound in School
Be Safe and Sound in School (B3S) is an initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council conducted in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. B3S is a program that seeks to raise awareness of school safety and security issues and provide the tools and resources needed to effectively address them.
National Institute of Justice: School Crime and Safety
The National Institute of Justice’s School Crime and Safety website contains links to a variety of resources and publications designed to assist schools in their safety efforts. Summaries of school safety statistics are available along with school safety grant announcements.
National School Safety Center
The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. NSSC provides school communities and their school safety partners with quality information, resources, consultation, and training services.
Prescription for Life
Prescription for Life is an interactive course from the Arkansas Attorney General's Office that empowers high school students with the skills and knowledge they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs, using an evidence-based, public health approach. The self-paced modular course uses video, animations, simulations and interactivity to deliver a personalized, self-guided learning experience. The real-life simulations demonstrate the impact misuse can have on students’ physical and mental health, relationships and future goals while the scenario-based exercises help students practice how to support other students in their choices regarding the safe use of prescription drugs.
To learn more about this digital program or for free training and professional development for your district or school, complete this short, online form. For questions, email education@ArkansasAG.gov or call 800-482-8982.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
REMS supports schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts. Established in October 2004 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), the REMS Technical Assistance Center provides a hub of information, resources, training, and services in the field of school and higher ed emergency operations planning.
School Safety Advocacy Council
The School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) offers school safety-based services and training. The School Safety Advocacy Council is made up of some of the leading experts in the field of school and child safety.
Stop Bullying Website
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Study of the Readiness of Public Schools in Response to Natural Disasters and Acts of Violence 2014 Report
This 2014 brief prepared by the Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research provides an overview of the school safety preparedness measures that have been implemented throughout Arkansas, including Antibullying Policy Highlights and School Discipline Models.
Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting
A Training Guide for Administrators and Educators on Addressing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting is the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center’s NEW training guide designed to help schools and school districts understand adult sexual misconduct (ASM), develop related policies and procedures, train on ASM awareness and prevention, and recognize the role of social media and technology in ASM. This training guide, which is available free of charge and based on the most recent research and trends on ASM, supports education agencies in updating their emergency operations plans (EOPs) and/or related ASM policies and procedures to be in alignment with national, state, and local recommendations, including the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.