Social Work

Read: Adapting School Suicide Prevention Programs for Students of Color

Adapting School Suicide Prevention Programs for Students of Color

Schools can improve their suicide prevention efforts by adopting the SOAR (Self-Awareness, Outreach, Adaptation, and Repair) framework.

Read: K-12 Director of the Year: Taking a Multi-Faceted Approach to School Security and Safety

K-12 Director of the Year: Taking a Multi-Faceted Approach to School Security and Safety

Steven Ellis developed Project Safety Net for the Corona-Norco Unified School District, leveraging partnerships, technology, training and innovation to bolster campus security.

Read: University of Illinois Police Add Social Workers for More Effective Response to Mental Health Crises

University of Illinois Police Add Social Workers for More Effective Response to Mental Health Crises

UIPD’s Response, Evaluation and Crisis Help (REACH) initiative pairs social workers with police officers when responding to mental health-related emergencies.

Read: Study Shows SROs Work to ‘Seal Off School-to-Prison Pipelines’

Study Shows SROs Work to ‘Seal Off School-to-Prison Pipelines’

“Responses of more than 1,700 SROs from all 50 states indicate that when encountering negative, potentially criminal student behaviors, respondents seek to avoid the justice system as their preferred option.”

Read: University of Minnesota Beefs Up Security Measures, Includes Installation of Security Kiosks

University of Minnesota Beefs Up Security Measures, Includes Installation of Security Kiosks

U of M’s security revamp includes several steps, giving students and staff greater peace of mind and quick connections to security personnel throughout campus.

Read: Schools Beefing Up Funding for Campus Police, Security Officers

Schools Beefing Up Funding for Campus Police, Security Officers

Despite a nationwide movement to minimize police and security personnel on campus, some schools are hiring even more officers.

Read: Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Here’s how campuses can safely reopen post-COVID and why schools need mobile panic alarms.

Read: Pandemic Leaves Schools Scurrying for Better Mental Health Resources

Pandemic Leaves Schools Scurrying for Better Mental Health Resources

Students may be getting back to school, but mental health issues from the pandemic linger.

Read: Los Angeles School Board Cuts 133 Police Department Positions

Los Angeles School Board Cuts 133 Police Department Positions

Additionally, the use of pepper spray has been banned, and $25 million will be diverted from the Los Angeles School Police Department’s budget.

Read: Should Campuses Defund the Police?

Should Campuses Defund the Police?

George Floyd’s death has prompted calls for campuses to “defund the police” and/or sever ties with local law enforcement, but are those moves knee-jerk reactions that will backfire?

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