Resources

The Center for Safe and Secure Schools at Harris County Department of Education continually strives to provide valuable information and resources related to school safety, violence prevention and positive outcomes for students, teachers and communities.

The following list provides various handouts, reports and links to assist interested school personnel, school resource officers and safety conscious community members covering a variety of topics in the school safety and security field.  

 

NIMS Compliance

http://rems.ed.gov/K12NIMSImplementation.aspx

https://training.fema.gov/nims/

http://rems.ed.gov/docs/NIMS_ComprehensiveGuidanceActivities_2009-2010.pdf

http://rems.ed.gov/docs/NIMS_KeyPersonnelTraining_2009-2010.pdf

Resource Links

Don Alwes' Presentation from 2016 School Safety Summit

Preparing for and Responding to Active School Threats

Active Shooter Information

https://www.dhs.gov/cisa/active-shooter-preparedness

https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_booklet.pdf

National Sleep Awareness

The College Student’s Guide to Sleep

What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Body and Brain

Guide to Managing Anxiety and Sleep

Attendance and Truancy Guidelines

https://www.mytexaspublicschool.org/preparing-and-enrolling-your-child/attendance-requirements.aspx

https://www.theotx.org/resource_type/attendance-truancy-2/

American Lung Association / Teen Smoking

https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/tips-for-talking-to-kids.html 

Building Trust in Law Enforcement Through Service

http://www.firescience.org/building-trust-in-law-enforcement/

Crime Stoppers Houston

http://www.crime-stoppers.org/

CyberBullying

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/cyberbullying.html

Harris County Office of Emergency Management

http://www.readyhoustontx.gov/

Houston Emergency Management

http://www.houstonoem.org/ 

Houston Transtar

http://www.houstontranstar.org/ 

Hurricane Preparedness

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

DHS National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)

http://www.dhs.gov/alerts

Emergency Operations Planning

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/25975

 Fire Safety for Texans

https://www.tdi.texas.gov/pubs/sfmocurriculum.html

 Parents Guide to Internet Safety

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/esafety/#page-1

http://www.consumerdangers.com/​

 National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers

http://www.nassleo.org/

National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

https://www.ncjrs.gov/

 National Preparedness Month

National School Safety Center

http://www.schoolsafety.us/

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

http://loveisrespect.org/

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

http://www.ojjdp.gov/

Playground Safety Resources

http://www.playgroundsafety.org/

http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/outdoor/playground.html

Quitday.org - Tackling Tobacco Abuse in Modern K-12 Schools

https://quitday.org/support/elementary-middle-high-schools/​

Road/Pedestrian Safety - Distracted Walking

http://safesoundfamily.com/blog/distracted-walking-a-major-pedestrian-safety-concern/​

Security Measures at Schools: Mental Health Considerations

http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/hottopic.htm

School Safety Info

https://www.schoolsafetyinfo.org/

 School Safety Tips and Prevention

https://www.aaastateofplay.com/school-safety-for-kids/

 TEA: List of School Districts & ESC Regions

http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/General_Information/School_District_Locator/School_District_Locator/

TEA: Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs)

http://tea.texas.gov/regional_services/esc/

Texas Homeland Security Preparedness

http://www.preparingtexas.org

Texas Safety Standards for Kindergarten - Grade 12: Third Edition

http://www.utdanacenter.org/sciencetoolkit/safety/texas_safety.php

Texas Association of School Boards

http://www.tasb.org

Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)

https://texashelp.tamu.edu/

 Texas Emergency Management Online

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/temo/index.htm

The Character Network

http://thecharacternetwork.org/

 U.S. Department of Education: Safe Schools & FERPA

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/safeschools/index.html

Drone Safety

https://www.dronethusiast.com/are-drones-safe-for-kids/

Video Links

Texas School Safety Center – When Seconds Count Video

http://txssc.txstate.edu/topics/emergency-management/ 

Texas Attorney General – School Safety

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/divisions/criminal-justice/gangs-juvenile-justice/school-safety

Sandy Hook Promise-Evan Video

Evan Video​