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Progress Report

By National Center for School Safety
Progress Report is brought to you by the National Center for School Safety, the STOP School Violence Program National Training and Technical Assistance Center, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (cooperative agreement number 2019-S-BX-K001). The center is a project of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and works to improve school safety and prevent school violence. Learn more at www.nc2s.org/. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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Leading through Crises
In the third and final episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: Distance Learning, Part 1; Distance Learning, Part 2 (podcast)
26:01
December 14, 2021
Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership
In the second episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith explains how school leaders can use a strategy called Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership to turn challenges into opportunities. Resource: Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings (on-demand webinar)
19:35
December 07, 2021
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership
In this series, “What It Means to Be a School Leader,” Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith, a licensed counselor and a consultant for trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, will discuss how leaders can create a trauma-informed culture, guide their schools during times of transition, and lead when crisis strikes. In the first episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith describes what a good leader is, and what it means to be trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. Resource: Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools (TIROS) Toolkit
30:46
November 30, 2021
Restorative Practices, Part 2
This is the second episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests discuss getting buy-in for restorative practices, coordinating with school resource officers, and sustaining programs after the grant period is over. Guests: Mike Rexin, Dan Baldermann, Angela Hairston, Tamara Smeltzer Resources: Engaging Stakeholders in School Safety Planning (on-demand webinar) Sustaining School Safety Programs (on-demand webinar)
29:33
September 14, 2021
Restorative Practices, Part 1
This is the first episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests in this episode describe the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented as part of their grant. Guests: James Yake, Chris Melde, Brooke Albert, Karen Shall, Sarah Mulkey Resource: Restorative Virtual Circles (video)
35:07
September 07, 2021
Distance Learning, Part 2
This episode is the second of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning. Guests: Katherine Schweit, Ron Applin, Chris Melde Resources: School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study (video) Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration (on-demand webinar series)
17:36
August 31, 2021
Distance Learning, Part 1
This episode is the first of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students. Guests: Brooke Albert, Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson Resources: Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings (on-demand webinar) Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment (on-demand webinar)
21:35
August 24, 2021
Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement
Our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety. Guests: Chris Melde, Katherine Schweit Resource: School Safety & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (video)
36:28
August 17, 2021
What is School Safety?
We ask our guests to share what school safety means to them. This is followed by a conversation with the directors of the National Center for School Safety.  Guests: Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson, Katherine Schweit, Chris Melde, Justin Heinze, Marc Zimmerman Resource: National Center for School Safety website
21:44
August 10, 2021