The Center for Safe Schools, in collaboration with the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL), would like to make you aware of a new grant funding opportunity available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Grant Program. The Centers can be effective partners in your application and provide specialized programs and services that align with this opportunity.
Application submissions are due November 4, 2019.
About Center for Safe Schools
For more than two decades, the Center for Safe Schools at Center for Schools and Communities has been committed to developing creative and effective solutions to problems that disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. The Center provides training and technical assistance to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices and maintain safe, productive learning environments. In addition, the Center serves as a statewide clearinghouse for educators, parents, law enforcement and others on school safety and youth violence prevention. The Center for Safe Schools supports schools, local agencies and parents in developing and practicing emergency management and crisis response plans; creating positive school environments; implementing evidence-based programs; and institutionalizing proactive safety measures in partnership with law enforcement and other community entities to address local needs. Through expert staff, as well as access to a network of state and national researchers and practitioners, the Center provides state-of-the-art professional development, consulting and resources to schools throughout the commonwealth. Learn more about the Center for Safe Schools.
About Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL)
Research has demonstrated significant correlations between social and emotional learning (SEL) and a positive school climate, as well as SEL and academic achievement. Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) at Center for Schools and Communities is dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice in the areas of social, emotional and character development. This recently launched initiative provides evidence-based professional development, consulting, coaching and resources to educators and practitioners nationally, in pre-K-adult formal and informal settings. Professional development can be customized to meet the specific needs of an organization. Consulting and coaching involve a comprehensive process of identifying an organization’s needs and then tailoring services and interventions that bring each organization closer to realizing their SEL goals and priorities. CPSEL also hosts a nationally recognized conference and other events and learning opportunities. Learn more about CPSEL.
Both Centers together welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you according to your individual needs and carry the weight of grant writing. The following related services are offered for inclusion in your grant. Please also contact us if you are interested in these or other services outside of your interest in the grant.
Professional Development and Training for Administrators, Teachers and Staff
- Act 44 Approved Physical and Behavioral School Safety Assessments and Training
- Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools; Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET)
- SEL Practices and Improving School Climate/Culture
- Restorative Practices
- Social and Emotional Care for Staff and Providers
- Bullying Prevention (Olweus Bullying Prevention Program)
- Suicide Prevention (Lifelines)
- Cultivating Equity and SEL Through an Equity Lens
- I Can Problem Solve
- Needs Assessment
- Program Selection
- Program, System and Tool Development
- Data Analysis and Evaluation Services
- Planning and Implementation
- Team of Experts from Diverse Content Areas
- On-site or Virtual Consultation
We encourage grant applicants to set aside funds in their proposed budget for school staff to attend the Pennsylvania Annual Safe Schools Conference, Fall 2020, Harrisburg, Pa. and the National Social and Emotional Learning Conference, May 18-20, 2020, Baltimore, Md.
Contact Dr. Carol Paxton, (717) 763-1661 ext. 127 to discuss collaborating with the Center for Safe Schools and Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning as partners on your grant application.