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U.S. Secret Service - Enhancing School Safety PDF

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has conducted research, training, and consultation on threat assessment and the prevention of various forms of targeted violence. This document serves as a model for schools looking to establish their own threat assessment programs.

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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is an online resource for communities to learn more about model or promising strategies that reduce youth violence or key risk factors for violence and promote healthy youth behavior and relationships.

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CDC’s National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention

The National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention [formerly called Academic Centers for Excellence (ACEs) on Youth Violence Prevention] use a unique multidisciplinary approach to violence prevention. The centers research youth violence prevention approaches, collect and analyze surveillance data, and foster relationships with local community partners to help develop, implement, and evaluate promising prevention efforts. This collaboration between research universities and local communities and community-based organizations results in empowered communities that are mobilized to address the problem of youth violence.

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Crimesolutions.gov

The U.S. Department of Justice developed this resource to provide practitioners and policy makers with information about effective strategies in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services. Some of the identified programs are prevention strategies that are consistent with the public health approach to youth violence prevention.

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Health Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)

The HECAT contains guidance, appraisal tools, and resources to help schools conduct an analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum. The results can help schools select or develop curricula to address a number of topics, including violence prevention.

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NASP

School administrators and crisis team members can create safe, secure, and peaceful schools free from the destructive influence of violence in all of its forms. To do that, schools must implement purposeful, coordinated strategies to increase levels of safety and security and simultaneously promote student wellness and resilience.  The National Association of School Psychologists has compiled a list of strategies that, when used together, can prevent school violence and create a positive school culture.

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School Health Index (SHI)

SHI is a self-assessment and planning tool that enables a school to identify the strengths and weaknesses of its health and safety policies and programs; develop an action plan for improving student health and safety; and involve teachers, parents, students, and the community in improving school services.

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Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Strategy Selector Tool

STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence.  The STRYVE Strategy Selector Tool pulls together information from multiple sources to help communities connect with evidence-based youth violence prevention approaches.  The strategies included have been rigorously evaluated and shown to impact factors for youth violence and/or lower the occurrence of youth violence.

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The Community Guide for Violence Prevention

Developed by the Task Force for Community Preventive Services, a nonfederal group of experts in public health and prevention, the Community Guide includes recommendations for preventing youth violence based on systematic reviews of evidence-based strategies.

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