The Impact of Psychological Stress and Trauma on Children and Adults in the Era of COVID: Resilience, Prevention and Intervention

Dr.Tim Murphy
Psychologist; Clinical Director

Fortis Future

Responding to Autism: A Law Enforcement Approach

Sgt Stefan Bjes

Addison Police Department

How technology is being used to keep school districts safe

Brian Toolan
Sr. Director, Public Sector Strategy


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99)

Gary Sigrist Jr
CEO and President

Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC

Getting to the Last One Hundred Feet

Tamara Coffey
Director Government Relations & Emergency Services

One Hundred Feet

Stop the Bleed

Lori Gallian
Senior Project Manager

LG Consulting

School Parking Lot Shootout

Gary Sigrist Jr
CEO and President

Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC

Options-Based Response to Active Assailants in Schools: What the Research Says.

Vicki Abbinante, PhD
School Safety Researcher & Resilience Consultant

Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC

Help, I need someone: Teacher Mental Health

Dr. Cheryl Spittler
Co-Lead District Safety Team

Albany County School District #1

How Principals, School Resource Officials and School Security Officers can work Effectively Together

Ron Woodruff

Prepared-Schools Training

All Hazards Approach to Emergencies

Scott Brown
Supervisor, Campus Public Safety Officer

Central Oregon Community College

Amy Klinger on School Safety and Crisis Response

August 17, 2022

Professor Amy Klinger from the non-profit Educator’s School Safety Network discussed the recent elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.   

Safety expert describes what could be done to help prevent mass shootings

August 17, 2022

Gary Sigrist, who coaches schools nationwide on emergency preparedness, says there are warning signs people need to watch out for. COLUMBUS, Ohio — After the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left at least 21 people dead Tuesday, the question many people are asking is, “When will school shootings stop, and what else can…

The Uvalde School Shooting: 4 Key Takeaways for Educators From the First Inquiry

August 17, 2022

A preliminary investigation into the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that killed 21 people focused largely on a faulty law enforcement response to the May 24 attack, but also found problems with school security procedures that may be very familiar to educators around the country. Among those issues: Teachers frequently struggled to lock doors in the…

Uvalde school shooting report finds ‘systemic failures’ in law enforcement response

August 17, 2022

A scathing report released Sunday by a Texas House committee investigating the Uvalde school shooting blamed multiple failures by those in positions of power – including nearly 400 law enforcers who converged on the scene – for not halting the massacre. The preliminary report describes “systemic failures and egregious poor decision making”: how police disregarded…


July 20, 2022

Returning To Schools: A Toolkit for Principals

December 17, 2020

The National Comprehensive Center (NCC) is one of 20 technical assistance centers supported under the U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers program from 2019 to 2024. The NCC focuses on helping the 19 Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, regional, and local education agencies throughout the country to meet the daunting challenge of improving student performance…

4 Resources to Support Students During the Pandemic

December 17, 2020

Teachers across the country are working hard to translate their effective practices to work in remote learning spaces. Students are learning how to connect with each other from a distance. Families are doing their best to navigate the new normal in their homes. During these uncertain times, the Center on PBIS wants to share the…

They Didn’t Turn In Their Work For Remote School. Their Parents Were Threatened With Court And Fines.

December 17, 2020

Hayden, 12, had been having panic attacks about school even before a letter arrived at his home last month, threatening legal action for his alleged absences from distance learning.  The sixth-grader has been attending online class from his home outside Austin, Texas, since August, and having difficulties adjusting. When his grades dropped, he started having…

The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

December 17, 2020

From the time of the horrific February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School through the present, the Trump Administration has committed considerable time and resources to determine the best practices and policies to prevent future tragedies and keep our students safe. Consisting of the Secretaries of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland…

Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety

December 17, 2020

Since the horrific February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Trump Administration has devoted considerable time, resources, and effort to studying ways to keep our students safe and our schools secure. The Federal Commission on School Safety was designed to both research and recommend solutions to advance the safety of our…