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Why Stop with a Reporting Line?

By Rachel Judy on April 13, 2021

The long-lasting effects of bullying and adverse mental health issues become even more apparent after the pandemic. Despite school officials and parents encouraging children to talk about these issues, the problems continue to grow. Why is that? This obstacle is due to many reasons, one of the greatest being the child's reluctance to report. Countless studies show students are afraid to tell parents, school leaders, and even peers about these struggles; in fear of judgment or even punishment.

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Breaking the Behavior Code: A Mental Health Approach

By Candice Powers on March 12, 2021

Identifying and addressing mental health issues within our schools has always been a critical factor in creating and maintaining a safe and supportive learning environment. It has never been more crucial than now amidst a worldwide pandemic. The weight of the pressure and stress realized during the COVID-19 has yet to be fully measured and understood. However, most of us can agree that the impact will likely be at levels we have never experienced previously.

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How Florida Schools Can Create Their Best Safety Solution Yet

By Jim Spicuzza on March 1, 2021

While the State of Florida prepares for Alyssa's Law, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, there are many pressing issues requiring immediate attention. A top priority to schools across the country is bringing students and staff back to school safely and efficiently while addressing the Mental/Behavioral Health Crisis.

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4 Tips to Manage COVID-19 Like a Threat

By Lindsay Bragg on February 16, 2021

Every organization is trying to figure out the safest way to return to the workplace/office/school while still maintaining daily operations. There are dozens of tools promising one-and-done solutions to get people back to work. But a great COVID-response tool doesn’t just screen entry into a building or offer a health survey. You need a tool that enables a proactive approach to COVID-19.

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5 Things You Can Do for Employee Emotional Well-being

By Lindsay Bragg on February 10, 2021

It’s no surprise 2020 was the most stressful year in recent memory. Americans have reported 53% higher emotional exhaustion, 57% higher anxiety, and 67% higher stress. And it’s not just COVID. 2020 was one of the most violent years in U.S. history. Firearm events, homicides, and rampage events are all up more than 40% and civil unrest is up more than 300%.

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How To Support Students Returning to In-Person Instruction in 2021

By Monica Burns on February 4, 2021

This post is sponsored by CrisisGo. All opinions are my own.
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As you plan for this year and the school year ahead, what decisions will you make around in-person instruction? This is a question I’ve received a lot the past few months and a popular topic in teacher Clubhouse rooms I’ve listened into this winter. If you are thinking through how to finish up the school year with 2021-2022 in mind, I’d love for you to join me for a special event.

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3 Ways to Give Teachers Peace of Mind During COVID-19

By Lindsay Bragg on February 4, 2021

Schools across the country are grappling with how to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person learning is critical for student social and emotional learning as well as for academic performance. The CDC says it’s safe for schools to reopen, but many parents and teachers don’t feel safe returning to the classroom.

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2 Ways to Make Standard Response Protocols (SRPs) More Effective

By Lindsay Bragg on February 1, 2021

Emergency response plans are a serious business. It’s critical to the safety and well-being of students and staff. As part of their emergency planning, many schools require staff members to attend regular training on safety and emergency protocols. It’s an important best practice.

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3 Key Features for Student Health and Safety Tracking Tools

By Lindsay Bragg on January 27, 2021

Student health and safety came to forefront of schools’ responsibilities at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many school districts focused their efforts on finding and implementing a tool to make identifying and tracking COVID outbreaks easier and more efficient.
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4 Elements of a Proactive Approach to Threat Assessment

By Lindsay Bragg on January 21, 2021

For most school administrators a threat assessment process serves two purposes: meeting state and local mandates and providing peace of mind. Meeting mandates is essential, but to provide real peace of mind, threat assessment must go above and beyond basic requirements.

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