National Institute of Justice (NIJ) — the scientific
research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice — is
overseeing the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI)
to build evidence-based knowledge about the causes of school
violence and test innovative approaches that will contribute
to our understanding of how to keep schools safe.
See the solicitation. The deadline for
applications is 11:59 pm ET on June 12, 2015.
Grant funding under CSSI is now available to:
• Develop knowledge about what works to make schools safe.
• Explore the causes and consequences of school violence.
• Develop and evaluate a comprehensive school safety framework.
Kentucky is the first state in the nation to test the
effectiveness of a bystander strategy to reduce sexual
violence, dating violence, sexual harassment and
stalking in a high school population. Violence can be
prevented. See the results of a successfully completed
CDC funded research study entitled: Green Dot Across the
Watch Video: Green Dot Across the Bluegrass
Watch Video: JEAN DONOHUE - THE GREEN DOT INTERVENTION - But, does it work?
Kentucky Association of
School Resource Officers 2014 Awards
The Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO) is pleased to announce their 2014 awards. Click Here to Read More
2013 School Resource Officer
The current SRO Annual Report was published in May, 2014. In the spring of 2013, researchers from the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) conducted a panel study examining the attributes of School Resource Officers throughout the state of Kentucky. Valuable information can be gleaned from within this 31 page report on current trends, practices and funding levels.
CONNECTIVITY FOCUS GROUP
This two-hour facilitated discussion focused on identifying factors that help and hinder positive teacher/student relationships. Nine teachers/counselors from six Central Kentucky school districts participated. The session ended with each participant sharing a personal “success” story of connecting with a student. Click here for more information
While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).