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2023 KYASRO Scholarship and Award Process

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety STICKLEN/SHIPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2022  Dear High School Counselor and/or School Resource Officer:  The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) is offering two (2) $500.00 scholarships for post-secondary education to seniors. Students are nominated by their School Resource Officer (SRO) based on the student’s contribution to safety or crime prevention in his/her school. It is suggested that SROs collaborate with their high...

2022 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

View original article By Kentucky Youth Advocates | November 16th, 2022 Featuring the latest county-level data for key measures of child well-being Louisville, KY – For optimal well-being, children need thriving communities that support strong families, good health, protection from harm, economic security, and a high-quality education. The 2022 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book 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....

Upcoming Online Trainings: Role of the SRO and Building Effective Relationships

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety EILA credit is approved for these sessions. Sessions will run from 4:00-6:00 (EST) Session 1 – Tuesday, November 15 (Role of SRO) Session 2 – Tuesday, December 6 (Building Effective Relationships )Session 3 – Tuesday, January 24 (Role of SRO) Session 4 – Tuesday, January 31 (Building Effective Relationships) Save the Date –2023 Safe Schools and Communities Conference,June 21 – 22, Richmond, KY...

Skills For Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training

Shared by Patti M. Clark, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services via KYPRIN ListServ Please see information below on an upcoming training – Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) – focused on support disaster survivors in managing distress and coping with post-disaster stress and adversity offered by the University of Kentucky Center on trauma and Children The training is free and takes place across three days, Nov. 1, 7 and 15th. CEUS Available: Social Work, Psychology, EILA. FRYSC Pending Certificate of attendance...

Compassion Resilience Training

Shared by Regina M. Dawson, KDE via KYGUID ListServ The Compassion Resilience Toolkit for Schools is a flexibly implemented set of evidence-informed resources to build awareness of compassion fatigue and strategies to increase compassion resilience in adults from a system and individual perspective. The resources include activities for large group, small group or team-based use as well as for individual reflection. Included in the 12 sections are activities for leaders and staff on realistic expectations, setting compassionate boundaries, building a workplace culture of compassion, self-care strategies, and links to...

Kentucky Center for School Safety Announces Safe Schools Week, October 16-22, 2022 “Create a Ripple Effect”

From the desk of Patricia Greer, Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center Director The Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce this year’s Kentucky Safe Schools Week,“CREATE A RIPPLE EFFECT”  is set for October 16-22, 2022. This year’s theme is “Create a Ripple Effect” and the focus will be on the fact that no act is ever too small to make an impact. When you create a difference in someone’s life, you not only impact their life, you impact everyone influenced by them...

SRO Mentoring Program

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety With the recent implementation of HB63 that requires school resource officers on all school campuses, the Kentucky Center for School Safety has started a SRO Mentoring Program. We would like to pair new (or relatively new) SROs with experienced SROs from around the state. This program would provide your SRO with a mentor that would provide one on one support throughout the school year. Please see...
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Back to School Safety Checklist

This page includes a brief checklist of items to consider when “Preparing for Back to School.” It is not exhaustive. Hopefully we at Kentucky Center for School Safety have heightened your awareness of items to address as Opening Day approaches, and if we can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Included are sections on: COVID-19School Bus and School GroundsUpdate Students and Staff HandbooksUpdate Emergency Management ManualTraining and Professional DevelopmentEmbed Specific Strategies and...

School safety information mentioned during recent SSC training

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Below are four documents that I said I would be providing following our SSC update training and/SSC initial training. They are: Suicide Prevention Tool kit— This will provide you with helpful information to share with principals when planning for their teachers’ required annual update training on suicide prevention as well as useful information when planning suicide prevention lessons for their students.  You’ll find there is a...

New School Safety Coordinators training information

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety The Kentucky Center for School Safety will be conducting Initial School Safety Coordinators training on July 14th beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ending at 12:30 p.m. Click to download training the training materials that we will be using. Since we are awarding EILA credit, we ask that you leave your cameras on for the duration of the training sessionPlease mute your microphone until we...
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