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Kentucky Center for School Safety Designated Taylor County School District as having a School Resource Officer Promising Program

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS), in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO), offered a competitive award program for school resource officer programs. School districts were asked to submit their SRO programs to be considered as a Kentucky SRO Promising Program. “SROs are part of the fiber of a school community. They serve as mentors, teachers, and protectors of our students.” Jon Akers, Executive Director of KCSS TAYLOR COUNTY:Taylor County’s SRO Program has been in...

Free Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators (TIPE) training opportunities

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYSAFE ListServ SB 2 (2024) enhances the existing requirements about districts developing and updating plans for implementing a trauma-informed approach in the schools. The 2024-2025 Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators and School Personnel Learning Collaborative offers participants in-depth knowledge about and opportunity to apply trauma-informed practices in their school settings. The UK Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC) is pleased to offer one learning collaborative in 2024-2025 beginning on 11/12/24. This learning collaborative has both...

Crisis Response Training

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYSAFE ListServ Here’s an exciting update to our PREPaRE Workshop 2 professional learning opportunity… Thanks to our friends at KDE, the $55 materials cost for participants will be waived for ALL registrants, making this amazing opportunity FREE! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity for your school/district crisis response team! The Kentucky Crisis Response Team for Schools is a partnership created by the Kentucky Association of Educational Cooperatives and supported by the Kentucky Department of Behavioral...

Virtual Training on K-12 Student Mental Health Resources and Support (May 29)

From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on May 29 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual training on supporting K-12 student mental health and wellness. The training will feature a facilitated discussion with federal, state, and local representatives on mental health and wellness resources available to schools, including details on the practical implementation of federal funding and effective models for school-based mental health programs and services. Specific topics addressed...

Grant Opportunity

Shared by Patricia Greer, Director, Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center via KYSSC ListServ School Safety Partner, A new school safety-related grant has recently been added to the Grants Finder Tool on SchoolSafety.gov. Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence (Deadline: June 24) Provides funding to communities to develop coordinated and comprehensive community-based approaches to help children and their families who are exposed to violence build resilience, restore their safety, heal their social and emotional wounds, and prevent future...

STOP School Violence Program Solicitation Webinar

From the Bureau of Justice Assistance Event Dates: May 9, 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EasternLocation: Online The Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve K-12 school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence and ensure a positive school climate. The STOP School Violence Act of 2018 gave the Department of Justice the authority to provide awards to...

Psychological First Aid for Schools Trainer Institute

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYSAFE ListServ The Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID) and the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) announce this opportunity to participate in the Psychological First Aid for Schools Trainer Institute at no cost to eligible participants. The training will be held in person in Frankfort, Kentucky, May 23-24, 2024. Funding is available to provide overnight accommodations and lunches during the training for accepted participants. The Psychological First Aid for...

COPS Office Grant Announcement – New Funding Opportunity Open Now

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunity is now open and accepting applications: School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) The 2024 COPS Office School Violence Prevention Program is a competitive program that provides funding directly to States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and their public agencies to be used to improve security at schools and on school grounds in the jurisdiction of the grantee through...

COPS Office Grant Announcement – New Funding Opportunities Open Now

From the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) The COPS Office is pleased to announce that the following grant funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications: COPS Hiring Program (CHP) The 2024 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new or rehire existing career law enforcement officers to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. All local, state, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies...
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