​​​​​​Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Johns Hopkins University

Managing Disruptive Parents

These materials offer guidance on managing disruptive parents; including a suggested threshold for when family behaviors become too disruptive at school, the importance of having a clear policy on expected behaviors, preventative measures to utilize before initiating a formal process, and establishing a logical progression of interventions that includes the use of sample letters. Please note that these materials reference California state law, and local schools should seek their own district legal counsel to interpret how these measures legally apply to Colorado schools, and applied to the specific context of your own school district’s setting.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • Creating School Active Shooter/Intruder Drills

    • Provides information to schools about how to create a trauma-informed active shooter/intruder drill. This fact sheet outlines the steps to take before, during, and after for students, school staff, and parents. Published in,2018 by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

School Transportation Security Awareness (STSA)

  • Launched in August 2013 by the Highway Motor Carrier Branch (HMC) of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

  • The School Transportation Security Awareness program was developed by HMC in conjunction with the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, the National Association of Pupil Transportation and the National School Transportation Association to provide much needed security awareness information and training to the school transportation industry. STSA focuses on terrorist and criminal threats to school buses, bus passengers and destination facilities. It is designed to provide school bus drivers, administrators, and staff members with information that will enable them to effectively identify and report perceived security threats, as well as the skills to appropriately react and respond to a security incident should it occur.

U.S Department of Education

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • NEW - - K-12 School Security Guide Suite

    • The K-12 School Security Guide Suite, a set of products designed to inform safety and physical security planning for the range of kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools across the United States. Developed in partnership with the RAND Corporation, the K-12 School Security Guide Suite is comprised of the CISA K-12 School Security Guide (3rd Edition) and accompanying School Security Assessment Tool (SSAT). The Guide and SSAT provide a comprehensive doctrine and methodology to assist schools in conducting more robust vulnerability assessments and implementing layered physical security elements across K–12 districts and campuses.

  • K12 School Security Guide 2nd Edition

    • Educational agencies and institutions face a myriad of threats that include tornadoes, hurricanes, student bullying, drugs, and gang violence, just to name a few. School officials conduct assessments to properly prepare and mitigate these hazards on a continuous basis. This resource guide was developed to address only one of the specific threats that schools face - gun violence. The intent is to outline preventive and protective measures specifically for K-12 institutions to address the risk posed by an active shooter.

  • Colorado Information Resources Guide 2015

    • This document provides a compilation of preparedness resources available in Colorado.

  • Homeland Security Grant Program Supplemental Resource: Children in Disasters Guidance

    • Created for FY 2012 Homeland Security grant recipients, this supplement provides guidance for grantees to incorporate children into their planning and purchase of equipment and supplies, provide training to a broad range of child-specific providers, agencies, and entities, and exercise capabilities relating to children, such as evacuation, sheltering and emergency medical care.

  • K-12 School Security Practices Guide

    • Published in April, 2013, this guide provides security practices for consideration by communities to deter threats, address hazards and risks, as well as minimize damage from school incidents, including mass casualty events. The security practices include a spectrum of options for consideration, from programmatic and procedural considerations to technological enhancements that school administrators may consider implementing based upon the most likely threats to their school district and their available resources. The security practices guide includes options for consideration in developing a security plan that builds from existing comprehensive assessment efforts (e.g. culture and climate, school threat assessment) and blends a number of security practices to achieve an effect where threats are either deterred or delayed and detected in advance of creating harm.

  • K-12 School Security Checklist

    • Published in April, 2013, this checklist is a companion to the K-12 School Security Practices Guide to help schools assess their current security practices and enable improvement.

U.S. Department of Justice

University of Southern California

White House

  • Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

    • Published by the White House in August 2011

    • This strategy commits the Federal Government to improving support to communities, including sharing more information about the threat of radicalization, strengthening cooperation with local law enforcement, and helping communities to better understand and protect themselves against violent extremist propaganda, especially online.



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