2019 Social and Emotional Learning Conference
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The Center for Safe Schools and the Highmark Foundation partnered to develop this new Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit website that provides centralized, authoritative, easy-to-use information, tools and best practices to help recognize, understand and prevent bullying.
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 11-12, 2018, Hilton Harrisburg, Pa.
The 2018 Safe Schools Conference will focus on creating a positive school culture that supports academic success and student engagement. The conference will include state and national experts presenting the latest research in school safety and youth violence prevention, effective program models, promising practices, networking opportunities and more. This 20th anniversary event will feature distinguished speakers, informative workshops and specialized exhibitors.
A special conference track for School Security Personnel from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will provide a one-and-a-half-day course “Adolescent Mental Health Training for the SRO.” School resource officers, school protection officers, law enforcement and school safety leaders are qualified to attend.
Applications are due on or before October 12, 2018.
The Center for Safe Schools would like to make you aware of a new funding opportunity available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency entitled School Safety and Security Grant Program. Act 44 of 2018 established the School Safety and Security Grant, which provides strong support for schools and districts to ensure a safe and secure environment for students in Pennsylvania. A total of approximately $52.5 million in state School Safety and Security funds are supporting this initiative.
Center for Schools and Communities Director Shileste Morris has been invited to participate in the Governor’s Safety and Security Taskforce, School Safety Survey and Assessment Workgroup. This summer, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 into law, creating a School Safety and Security Committee within Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The Committee is tasked with developing the criteria school entities are to use in performing school safety and security assessments, issuing a survey to school entities to measure school safety and security preparedness, and administering grants.
With more than 2,600 U.S. children under 13 involved in a car crash each day, parents need to be vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars. Every day in Pennsylvania, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly or are using the wrong car seats for their age and size, while other children ride completely unbuckled. Safe Kids Pennsylvania and its partners are encouraging families to attend free car seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania during National Child Passenger Safety Week.Learn more about child passenger safety
Moving to your big kid to a booster seat? Watch this video for tips on how to install it & learn more on the Ultimate Car Seat Guide.https://t.co/6xp9P80aS9⠀
Literacy experiences are essential for nurturing lifelong readers & writers, but creating literacy experiences in class is a delicate balance. Join @FountasPinnel for an exclusive #webinar presentation on fostering literacy
Feb. 22, 2019
#ValentinesDay kicks off #LoveTeaching Week! Join us is in celebrating those who educate + inspire + lead + support this week and EVERY week ❤️
“As a key platform for student self-expression, social media has also become an outlet for youth to broadcast school shooting threats and suicide warnings.” @The74 reviews the effects of social media here: https://t.co/b9b1hu6gNT #safeandsoundschools #schoolsafety #campussafety
The Center's Karen Shanoski and Rijelle Kraft were guests on the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) “Focus on Education” TV show at Pennsylvania Cable Network @pcntv to discuss Building Strong Families in Pa. The show airs on PCN Sun, Feb 10 at 6:30 am. Tune in!