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New Grant Opportunity Available on SchoolSafety.gov’s Grants Finder Tool

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYSAFE ListServ Please see the grant opportunity below for local communities from the CDC.  If you have any questions, please contact SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov. A new school safety-related grant has recently been added to the Grants Finder Tool on SchoolSafety.gov. Drug-Free Communities Support Program (Deadline: April 17) This program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. To access additional information on...
Severe Weather Awareness Week

Kentucky Severe Weather Awareness Week 2024

From the National Weather Service/NOAA, Louisville, KY Louisville, KY Weather Forecast Office March 1-7, 2024 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky. Severe weather can occur anytime of the year, and can bring many different hazards and impacts to the region. Severe Weather Awareness week is your reminder that you need to be Weather Ready for all types of hazards, such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, large hail, lightning, heavy rain, flooding, and high winds. NWS Louisville will feature a day...

Save the Date: Webinar for Educators About the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

From the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: What Does It Mean for Educators?Tuesday, January 30, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ETSchools and their community partners play a vital role in promoting mental health among students and the school community as a whole. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline can strengthen and complement these efforts.988 is a three-digit number that provides free, 24/7 access to compassionate care and support...

2024 SRO Promising Programs

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety SROs and SSCs, For the last few years, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has recognized several SRO programs across the state as an SRO Promising Program. This year we would like to recognize ONE program to be recognized with a monetary award ($1000) and recognition at the 2024 summer conference in Georgetown, KY.   Please note, if you are program has...

REMS TA Center released NEW fact sheets in 2023

From the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center The REMS TA Center released 10 NEW fact sheets in 2023. These documents offer planning considerations for a range of hazards, threats, emergency management functions, and other important concepts like collaboration. Fentanyl and Opioids: Preventing Overdoses and Related Emergencies at K-12 and Higher Education CampusesCybersecurity for K-12 Schools and School Districts: Developing a Cyber AnnexSextortion: Protecting Youth Through the School Emergency Operations PlanCrime Prevention Through Environmental Design:...
KCSS Safe Schools and Communities Conference 2023

Save the Date: Safe Schools and Communities Conference

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety I wanted to personally invite you to our Annual Safe Schools and Communities Conference.  We have out-grown our Conference Center at EKU and have expanded this to a Great Crossings High School in Scott County.  I especially want to make sure that our principals know this conference is for their benefit AND their SROs.  All school campuses will eventually have SROs and we want to make certain...

2023 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

View original article By Kentucky Youth Advocates | November 15th, 2023 Featuring the latest county-level data for key measures of child well-being Louisville, KY – The 2023 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates, features the latest data on 16 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. Detailed data are available for every Kentucky county at www.kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count/.

Trauma-Informed Practices to Prevent ACES in Schools – January and February training available

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYSAFE ListServ Please see the training opportunity below, provided by CTAC with financial support from KDE. This content will help support the aim of the School Safety and Resiliency Act goals of enhancing the use of trauma-informed approaches within schools. Please contact CTAC directly with any questions. Please share information with your colleagues about Trauma-Informed Practices to Prevent ACEs in Schools Breakthrough Series Collaborative that begins in January 2024. There is no charge for...

Kentucky Center for School Safety Announces Safe Schools Week, October 15-21, 2023 “Light the Way”

The KCSS Resource Center is excited to announce that the 2023 Safe Schools Week campaign to “Light the Way” has been released on our website. The pledge is now live, and the map is being updated!! The Kentucky Center for School Safety announces this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week for October 15-21, 2023. This week aims to “Light the Way.” Schools can promote and enhance school safety through targeted activities and discussions. The goal is to raise awareness about various...

If you have a new SRO…here’s a service you might need

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety With the recent implementation of HB63 requiring school resource officers on all school campuses, the Kentucky Center for School Safety started an SRO Mentoring Program last year and are offering it again this year. This program/service pairs new (or relatively new) SROs with experienced SROs from around the state. This would provide your SRO with a mentor who will provide one-on-one support throughout the school year....
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