School Safety | School Health Environment

NYSED Resources

NYS Center for School Safety
Offers statewide professional development and technical assistance to support schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.   

Corporal Punishment
Resources for school districts, BOCES, and charter schools to submit forms by 1/15 and 7/15 of each year regarding complaints about the use of corporal punishment received, the results of each investigation, and the action, if any, taken by the school authorities in each case.

New York State Center for School Safety (NYSCFSS)
A contracted office of the NYS Education Department. It is a statewide technical assistance center providing direct support to schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students.

Quick Guide to Emergency Response Planning Requirements in Education Law §§ 807 and 2801-a, and Commissioner’s Regulation 155.17
Guide to Emergency Response Planning Requirements

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC)
Resources for school districts to implement programs and services to prevent violence, drug abuse, and substance abuse in schools. 

Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE)
Resources and guidance to school officials about the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act. Includes guidance documents for district and building school safety plans.

School Climate
Information about NYSED's efforts to build and maintain positive and healthy school climates. 

School Safety and Educational Climate (SSEC)
(Formerly VADIR and DASA)

National Resources

BAM Radio School Security Channel
BAM! is an acronym for "body and mind" It was developed by leading experts in early childhood education, physical education/motor development, play research, child development, and the neurosciences and offers assistance tailored to groups impacted by the tragedy.

Healthy School Environments (US Environmental Protection Agency - EPA)
A Comprehensive resource to establish, maintain or enhance a school's environmental health programs including Impact on Performance and Health, School Transportation, Air and Water Quality, Chemical Use and Management, Building Maintenance and Construction and EPA Guidance and Tools. 

Healthy Schools Network
A national voice for children's environmental health at school 

NYS Children's Environmental Health Centers
NYS CEHC (or “NYSCHECK”) provides links to environmental centers and pediatricians that provide information on how families can address common environmental health concerns such as lead, secondhand smoke, mold, and radon. The NYSCEHC consists of a Coordinating Center (New York City) and six other Children’s Environmental Health Centers located in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Westchester, and Long Island. 

Safeguarding our Children an Action Guide-U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, and the American Institutes for Research
Reports on strategies and practical steps schools can take to design and implement school safety plans to reduce violence and help children to access the services they need.  

Safe, Supportive Learning Environments
Access to hundreds of resources and evidence-based practices to enhance school safety, which can be used to help inform and support school safety plans, programs, and initiatives within individualized and unique school settings. also includes several easy-to-use tools to help schools discover specific resources, find funding opportunities and events, and create and implement comprehensive and holistic safety programs. 

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