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School Safety and Crisis Resources
Many organizations have developed resources to help schools, parents and students dealing with the emotional trauma of violent events and who are seeking information on how to create safe school environments.
Safety and Crisis Supports for Communities
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Colorado Crisis Services
Text "TALK" to 38255
2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. Call 211 or visit 211colorado.org. See also: Mental Health and Addiction Resources.
Colorado Educator Support
Call or Text 303-724-2500 or visit coloradoeducatorsupport.com for resources and support just for Colorado educators.
The I Matter program connects Colorado youth with a therapist for up to six free, confidential counseling sessions. Youth 11 years old or younger must have a parent or guardian help them fill out the survey.
Visit IMatter.org to get started.
School Resources for Colorado Wildfires
Health resources, wildfire incident reports and resources for families displaced by wildfires and other natural disasters.
- Child Care Weather Watch (PDF) - Wind Chill and Heat Index Chart
- Heat Safety Brochure (PDF) (National Weather Service)
- Heat-Related Illnesses (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Extreme Heat (CDC)
For guidelines on emergency care, visit the School Nursing and Health - Training Tools webpage.
School Safety Resources
Colorado School Safety Resource Center
Resources, toolkits and support for creating safe, positive and successful school environments for Colorado students.
- Talking to Children About School Safety (PDF)
- The Role for Caring Adults after a School or Community Tragedy (PDF)
Safe To Tell
Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line that can get help to students and schools immediately.
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.
School Crisis Resources
After a School Tragedy / Readiness, Response, Recovery & Resources
Developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, this publication is designed to help schools better support students and families in the aftermath of violence and trauma.
REMS Technical Assistance Center
Readiness Emergency Management for Schools
School Safety and Crisis – Tips for Families and Educators
National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children about Violence
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Tips from The National Association of School Psychologists for helping students deal with violence and tragic events. Includes infographic in English and Spanish.
- 15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence
Tips from Colorín Colorado, a bilingual site, on how to talk about school violence or violence in a community and help children feel safe in their environment.
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