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A Guide to Safe Schools: Action Steps for Students

There is much students can do to help create safe schools. Talk to your teachers, parents, and counselor to find out how you can get involved and do your part to make your school safe.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

ABCs of Starting School

The tips can help parents, teachers, and other caring adults reduce the anxiety for children who are starting school.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

American Psychiatric Association

Back-to-School Tips

This fact sheet provides tips to help parents connect with their child’s school counselor for a successful school year.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

American School Counselor Association

BAM! Bully Roundup

Play this interactive board game to test your bully smarts, and read the article "Bully Beware" to learn things you can do to stay out of a bully's way.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Helping Teenagers With Stress

Teenagers, like adults, may experience stress everyday and can benefit from learning stress management skills. Teens that develop a "relaxation response” and other stress management skills feel less helpless and have more choices when responding to stress.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

National PTA Programs

Find tools for PTAs and parents to gauge potential safety risks and how to talk to their child to avoid these risks, and work with their schools to create a safe learning environment.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

PTA National Headquarters

Someone at School Has a Weapon. What Should I Do?

If you suspect that someone has a weapon or is threatening someone else's life, the best thing to do is to speak up. Here are some tips for handling the situation.

Review Date: June 29, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Talking to Kids About School Safety

Knowing how to talk with your children about school safety issues can be critical in recognizing and preventing acts of violence, and will play an important role in easing fear and anxiety about their personal safety.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Mental Health America

Violence Prevention: Tips for Coping With Stress

Mass tragedies, including school shootings, workplace violence, and community violence affect different people in different ways. This fact sheet provides tips for coping with stress, and includes information geared toward specific groups, including parents, kids and teens, and school personnel.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services