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Registration Open for Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators and School Personnel Learning Collaboratives

From the desk of Kathryn Tillett, MSSW CSW, Kentucky AWARE Project Director, Kentucky Department of Education, Division of Student Success, Office of Continuous Improvement and Support In partnership with KDE, University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children is offering Trauma-Informed Practices for Educators and School Personnel Learning Collaboratives. There will be three learning collaboratives held during 2022-2023: two in person and one virtual option. There is no charge for participation. Participants will Prepare to meet the requirements of the School...

Save the Date for School Safety Coordinator’s Update Training

Save the Date for School Safety Coordinator’s Update Training From the Kentucky Center for School Safety Please save June 14, 2022 for this year’s School Safety Coordinator update training. The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. EASTERN Time and conclude 11:30. Three hours of EILA credit will be provided. This session will be via zoom. During the zoom meeting, there will be a Chat Room available for any questions that may pop up as our presentation progresses. FOR NEW SSCs:...

COPS grants announced…which can involve hiring more SROs

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Community Oriented Policing includes School Resource Officers. Only Police agencies can apply for this grant. I strongly recommend that you contact your local Law Enforcement agency to see if they are interested in applying for these funds and increasing the number of SROs in your school district. COPS Hiring Program (CHP) The 2022 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program designed to provide funds directly...

Registration is Open: June 22-23, 2022 Safe Schools and Communities Conference

From the desk of Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety Registration is OpenJune 22-23, 2022 Safe Schools and Communities Conference Eastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building, RichmondHosted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety This two-day event is FREE OF CHARGE and is open to law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school personnel. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis so register soon. Attendance to this conference does include...

March 1-7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky

From the desk of Mike Kochasic, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA/National Weather Service, Louisville, KY Louisville, KY Weather Forecast Office News Release CONTACT:Mike KochasicWarning Coordination MeteorologistNOAA/National Weather Service, Louisville, KY502-968-5195 michael.kochasic@noaa.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 16, 2022  March 1-7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in KentuckyStatewide Tornado Safety Drill to be Held on Wednesday March 2 – 10:07 am EST (Louisville, Kentucky) – Wednesday March 2, 2022 will mark the 10 year anniversary since the deadly West Liberty, KY tornado, and...
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“Sherlock Bones” Gives BioMed Students Real World Forensics Experience

Submitted by Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety From the desk of Tiffany Blazina, Personnel/Public Relations Director of Crittenden County Schools Officer John Shofner spent National School Resource Officer Day doing what he loves best–interacting with students. Working with high school teacher Casey Evans, facilitator of the district’s biomedical pathway, Shofner created an outdoor crime scene in alignment with Project Lead The Way’s “Sherlock Bones,” part of the curriculum’s Human Body...
News Save the Date Law Enforcement Conference 2022

Save the Date – Law Enforcement in Schools Conference – Jun. 22-23, 2022

From the desk of Jon Akers, Executive Director of Kentucky Center for School Safety Save the DateJune 22-23, 2022 Law Enforcement in Schools ConferenceEastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building, RichmondHosted by the Kentucky Center for School Safety This event is open to law enforcement and school administrators and will be FREE OF CHARGE. Registration will open in mid-March and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance to this conference does include membership to the Kentucky Association of School...
SRO Appreciation Day

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day – Feb. 15, 2022

Submitted by Lee Ann Morrison, Research Fellow, and Justice and Law Enforcement, Kentucky Center for School Safety From the desk of Kaitlin Candelaria, Digital Marketing Coordinator of National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Hi friends! It is with great pleasure we announce that we have declared Feb. 15 as School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. We are encouraging schools and communities across the nation to recognize the accomplishments of their SROs that day. You can view our official proclamation on...

Psychology of a Crisis – CDC

US Department of Health and Human ServicesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)CERC Manual 2019 CDC’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) manual is based on psychological and communication sciences, studies in issues management, and practical lessons learned from emergency responses. The CERC manual is intended for public health response officials and communicators who have a basic knowledge of public health communication, working with the media and social media, and local and national response structures. For complete manual Psychology of...
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