Rob Evans, the School Safety Liaison Officer, is a free resource available to Vermont supervisory unions/school districts. The School Safety Liaison Officer provides individual school site assessments and works with supervisory unions/school districts on safety planning. Testimonial of how the School Safety Liaison Officer assisted Windham Central Supervisory Union.
Crisis Communication for School Leadership and Stakeholders Training recording, conducted in November 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR7RZWIrwsk
School Resource Officer (SRO) Resources:
From the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Resources Officers, this guide provides information about how to deliver training/exercise messaging in a K-12 environment.
The Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support by text. Text VT to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.
From the Vermont Department of Health, this website includes a directory of Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery options in Vermont.
From the International Association of Chiefs of Police and US Bureau of Justice Assistance, this guide provides strategies for creating a safer school environment.
From the National Center for Campus Public Safety, this guide discusses the current use of social media and the safety challenges associated with these platforms.
This guide provides some tips and resources for keeping kids safe in the digital age.
Insurance Considerations for Relocation/Reunification: Created by the Vermont School Crisis Planning Team, this document provides a broad overview of school insurance coverage and considerations for Relocation/Reunification events.
Standard Reunification Method: From the i love u guys Foundation, the Standard Reunification Method provides a method for reunifying parents and students during a school crisis.
- Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Final Report
This report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission contains an overview of the mass shooting that occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, as well as recommendations on safe school design and operations.
This guide is intended to provide recommended actions steps that can be taken by parents or guardians when informed of an emergency at school.
From the i love u guys Foundation, the Standard Response Protocol describes the 4 actions that can be performed in any incident - Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter. The Standard Response Protocol K-12 Training Workbook is designed to help administrators, teachers and school crisis team members educate their school community on the Standard Response Protocol.
Developed by the Agency of Education and Department of Health, this resource provides guidance to school administrators and school nurses in the developing, implementing and evaluating school health services.
Generously provided by a Public Safety Team in Vermont, this template shows what can be accomplished by Supervisory Unions and Schools working collaboratively with First Responders, Emergency Management Directors, and other community partners.
Talking to Children about Traumatic events
Talking to Children about Violence: From the Employee Assistance Program, this document explores the questions that parents and teachers may have about discussing violent events with children.
Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, this guide provides tips for how parents, caregivers, and teachers can best talk with children after a traumatic event.
This document includes videos, publications & resources that your school may wish to utilize to enhance your Threat Assessment process.
This communication tool can be used to receive emergency alerts for your area and send emergency alerts to the school community.
From the Department of Homeland Security, this bomb threat guidance includes a training video, procedures and a checklist.
If you have any questions about School Safety Resources, please email Sunni Eriksen