Resources For Supporting Students and Staff Following the Newtown, CT Tragedy
Please continue to check this website as materials will be posted on an ongoing basis.
US Department of Education Resources
- Conducting a Safety Audit
- Overview of Emergency Management Procedures
- Continuity of Operations Planning
- Social Media in School Emergency Management
Sign up for online course work specific to the "Four Phases of Emergency Planning Management," including discussions around Prevention, Preparedness, Responding to, and Recovering from.
- Newsletter on Emergency "Go-Kits"
- Engaging Students in Emergency Management
- Families as Partners in school EM
- Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management:
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach
- Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach
Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students
- School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis
- National Association of School Psychologists
- New York State Center for School Safety
The New York State Police have indicated they are committed to ensuring there is open communication and that appropriate responses can be provided to any school district in need of assistance. If you have any concerns or notice suspicious activity, the State Police encourage you to follow your normal reporting protocols to either your local police agency and/or the New York State Police. Should you require any additional information regarding State Police best practices, please call the New York State Intelligence Center at (866) 486-9742.
School district administrators that would like to receive a copy of the School Safety Guide should contact Laura Sahr at the Office of Student Support Services at (518) 486-6090.