Crisis Management Resources

DHS Launches New Active Shooter Preparedness Page Link to their new web site Active Shooter Page Project Save All school district emergency management plans must be in compliance with the components of Project SAVE. Link for the Guidance Document for School Safety Planning (including information for School Safety Teams & Plans) Click here for Safety…

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Preventing Educator Sexual Misconduct

Originally published in NYSIR News Summer 2013 NYSIR Forum on Best Practices and Sexual-boundary Ethics A startling 4.5 million students in U.S. schools are subjected to sexual abuse by teachers and other school employees over the course of their K-12 educations, according to risk management and academic experts, who agree that transparency, professional training and…

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Tools to Stop Bullying: Free Training Tool Kit

At its annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summits , we hear the same call every year–teachers want to help stop bullying, but they don’t know how. Training in bullying prevention is available, but much of it is expensive or based on dated research. That’s why the Department of Education and its Safe and Supportive Technical Assistance Center set out to create a free, state-of-the-art…

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Approaches to Avoid Bullying

This six-minute video features Dr. Catherine Bradshaw, a national expert in bullying prevention. She discusses approaches to avoid in bullying prevention and response. This “public service video” that relates to the need for assessment of culture and effective approaches used by districts…. . It makes good points about student mental health. It underscores the danger…

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KnowBullying Mobile App

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has launched KnowBullying, a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers and educators information and support to address youth bullying. The KnowBullying mobile app, developed in collaboration with the federal partnership StopBullying.gov, is available for iPhone and Android users. Key features include: How to start…

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Football Helmet Legislation

In a Nov. 22, 2011, Newsday article, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says he supports proposed legislation that would update safety standards for football helmets. Click here to read the full article.

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Cheerleading Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

This article was originally published in NYSIR News Spring 2012 There is a risk to any athletic activity but cheerleading appears to have more than it’s fair share of injury. According to the National Cheer Safety Foundation, head injuries account for almost 13% of all cheerleaders seen in the emergency room; and while the most…

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Heat, Humidity and Athletic Participation

The beginning of the fall sports pre-season training season is here. It was over 10 years ago that Korey Stringer died tragically due to heat-related illness at the Minnesota Viking’s pre-season training camp. His death sent shockwaves throughout the athletic community. Here we are 10 years later and what has changed? Since July 22nd, there…

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