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Colorado School Safety Resource Center

Needs Assessment Survey Results: Emergency Operation Plans  ( CSSRC | Oct. 2019)

The mission of CDPS is to keep Colorado communities safe, and the CSSRC has a wildly important goal in FY 20 to support this mission by increasing schools' preparedness for emergencies. In conjunction with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the CSSRC surveyed schools statewide in order to establish a baseline of schools with exercised emergency operations plans (EOP), and facilitate a plan to increase the number of schools engaged in emergency operational planning at the local level. Below is the report that the Compliance and Professional Standards Office did of the school safety survey responses.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • Colorado Children's Campaign

    • Kids Count is a national and state-by-state project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The Colorado Children's Campaign produces Kids Count in Colorado! as part of that project. Ours is an annual data initiative to assess and share information about the well-being of Colorado's children and trends that are impacting their lives. The report is designed to provide user-friendly state and county data.

Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Department of Public Health and Education

Colorado Youth Development Team (CYDT)

  • Positive Youth Development

    • Created by the Colorado Youth Development Team (CYDT). The CYDT is a public-private partnership of youth, young adults, community leaders, youth-serving professionals, and adults who live with, care for or care about young people that raises awareness, promotes, enhances and unites positive youth development (PYD) efforts and strategies across the State of Colorado.

    • The purpose of this document is to guide policymakers, grant-making agencies and programs, youth systems leaders, youth-serving professionals, and young people themselves to address the needs of Colorado youth ages 9 through 25. This document provides a vision for Colorado's youth system, identifies areas of need, presents strategies to address the need through best practices, and creates recommendations and action steps for the next two years.

    • The 2019-2020 Statewide Youth Development Plan (Revised 2018)

U.S. Department of Education

  • Center for State Data Support (State Technical Assistance Partners):

    • Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of this Center is to provide data support services to benefit states related to the collection and reporting of data, the adoption of effective data measures, and assisting states in overcoming barriers to quality data collection efforts.

    • The Center provides training and technical assistance to states in collecting and reporting data to ED, and develops and provides materials to support training and technical assistance activities.

    • Contact: Molly Scotch Budman - Program Officer Email: Molly.Budmant@ed.gov

  • Central Comprehensive Center

    • The Central Comprehensive Center (C3) is part of a national network of centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to support the improvement of educational outcomes. The state portals provides information about the Center's work in each state along with state education-related data, technical assistance contacts, and the membership of the State Coordinating Council.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey for Colorado

National Research Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Child Trends

  • Child Trends' Education Research

    • Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For more than 30 years, policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world have relied on our data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. Our team of experts brings together a range of educational, work, policy and cultural experiences to provide cutting-edge research on issues affecting children from birth to early adulthood. Our work is supported by foundations, federal, state and local government agencies, and by nonprofit organizations.

    • Child Trends' Education Research focuses on how children and youth can flourish in school. We examine supportive characteristics of the individual, the school, and the family to improve student outcomes and prevent drop out. Areas of research expertise include: non-academic competencies, college and workplace readiness, school climate, family strengths and involvement in education, character education, social and emotional learning, dropout prevention and recovery, charter schools and other school choice initiatives, place-based initiatives to improve educational outcomes, afterschool and summer learning, and educator effectiveness. We also offer technical assistance, including assistance with survey and measure development, synthesizing research, data analysis, policy analysis, program evaluation, reviews of best practices and initiatives to identify what works and what doesn't.

Education Commission of the States

  • The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership, and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states and long-range strategic thinking.

Gay and Lesbian, Straight Education Statistics Network (GLSEN)

  • Gay and Lesbian, Straight Education Statistics Network (GLSEN) Research for Schools
    • GLSEN's Research Department supports the organization's mission by conducting original research, making evaluations of GLSEN programs and initiatives, and creating resources that document anti-LGBT bias in education (K-12 schools). The department also provides research-related technical assistance and tools designed to be used by educators and students in their own communities.

International Survey Associates

  • Pride Surveys

    • Pride Surveys were created in 1982 by professors at Georgia State University in Atlanta and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Their purpose was to help local schools measure student alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Pride surveys now measure behavior on many crucial issues that affect learning: family, discipline, safety, activities, gangs, and more.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Monitoring the Future Research

    • Since 1975 the MTF survey has measured drug and alcohol, use and related attitudes among adolescent students nationwide. Survey participants report their drug use behaviors across three time periods: lifetime, past year, and past month. Overall, 42,531 students from 396 public and private schools participated in this year's Monitoring the Future survey. The survey is funded by the NIDA, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conducted by the University of Michigan.

    • Results from the Survey are released each fall. To get the latest information, visit www.drugabuse.gov Note: The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the NIH.

    • The Monitoring the Future Study has been funded under a series of investigator-initiated competing research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health. MTF is conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS)

  • Administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    • The NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. The NYTS also serves as a baseline for comparing progress toward meeting selected Healthy People 2020 goals for reducing tobacco use among youth.

National Center for Education Statistics

  • Crime Violence Discipline and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

    • These reports present key findings on crime and violence in U.S. public schools, using data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). First administered in the spring of the 1999 - 2000 school year and repeated in school years 2003 - 04, 2005 - 06, 2007 - 08, 2009 - 10, 2015 - 16, and 2017 - 18, SSOCS provides information about school crime-related topics from the school's perspective. SSOCS asks public school principals to report the frequency of violent incidents, such as physical attacks, robberies, vandalism, and thefts in their schools. Portions of this survey also focus on programs, disciplinary actions, and policies implemented to prevent and reduce crime and violence in schools.

  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety: July 2020

    • A joint effort by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in schools and colleges. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources - the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety, the Schools and Staffing Survey, ED Facts, and the Campus Safety and Security Survey. The report covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions.

Parenting Children in the Age of Screens

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Behavioral Health Barometer Volume 5

    • The Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 5: Indicators as measured through the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, is one of a series of national, regional, and state reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. The reports present a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), sponsored by SAMHSA. This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of those who seek treatment for these conditions. Access state barometer reports.

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

    • Administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this is an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. Both the reports and detailed tables present national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products as well as mental disorders.

U.S. Department of Education Data & Research

  • Information on education-related data and research.

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Statistical Briefing Book

    • These tools give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics and allow them to create tables on juvenile populations, arrests, court cases, and custody populations.

    • The SBB offers easy access to a wealth of information about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the SBB provides timely and reliable answers to questions OJJDP most frequently receives from media, policymakers, and the general public.

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