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Creating Safer School Environments

Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in recent school shootings. Colorado, unfortunately, is too familiar with these types of tragedies.

Many organizations have developed resources to help schools, parents, and students dealing with the emotional trauma of such events and who are seeking information on how to create safe school environments. Below is a list of resources that we hope will be helpful.


Safety and Security information
Information to promote a safe and secure environment for students and school staff. Includes virtual toolkits, guides of operations and planning advice.

Youth Violence Prevention
Bullying prevention and violence prevention resources.

Safe To Tell
Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line that can get help to students and schools immediately.

Colorado School Safety Resource Center
Resources, toolkits and support for creating safe, positive and successful school environments for Colorado students.

Talking to Children About Violence
Tips for parents and teachers on helping children feel safe by talking with them about their fears.

If you have questions, please contact the CDE Communications Division.

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