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Kentucky Center for School Safety

Kentucky Schools focus on providing a warm culture and climate for both students and staff conductive to high levels of productivity and outstanding academic performance.

In today's society, school safety is a daily issue that ranges from classroom management to school incident command for crisis situations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety staff is committed to providing training, resources, information and research.

This website is available for planning, training or emergency assistance.

Let us assist, as your schools plan and practice and prepare for the safest schools possible.   Toll Free  877-805-4277,

2015 Kentucky Safe Schools and Communities Conference

Safe Schools and Communities Conference 2015 

View photo gallery of this year's 2015 Safe Schools and Communities Conference

S.T.O.P.! Tipline Training

What is the S.T.O.P.! Tipline?
  • Online Reporting of Bullying, Violence, Risky Behavior etc…
  • Students, Staff or Community Members can send tips to school officials using technology
  • The S.T.O.P.! Tipline program is also provided “Free” to Kentucky School Districts

2015 KYASRO Association Awards

The KYASRO Association is happy to announce the following awards for 2015:
  • S.T.O.P.! Tipline TrainingAngie Barnes, Principal, Madison County Schools – Administrator of the Year
  • Phil Rison, Assistant Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools – Administrator of the Year
  • Clint Newton, Jessamine County Schools/Nicholasville PD – Rookie of the Year
  • Mike Waldrop, Warren County Schools/Warren County SO – SRO of the Year
  • 2015 KYASRO Scholarship Award winner Kathryn HarrisonCongratulations to the 2015 KYASRO Scholarship Award winner Kathryn Harrison from Mason County High School

KCSS Upcoming Training Opportunities

KCSS Upcoming Training OpportunitiesSchool Crisis Management—The First 30 Seconds
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Rewire: Creating Conversations with Students about Risky Behavior Involving Technology
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To register go to or under Events Calendar. For more information or questions please contact Don Martin or Shannon Robinson

Sexual Violence- Green Dot

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 Bluegrass.
Green Dot Across the Bluegrass
Watch Video: Green Dot Across the Bluegrass

Watch Video: JEAN DONOHUE - THE GREEN DOT INTERVENTION - But, does it work?



The Kentucky Association of School Resource OfficersThe 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 Annual Report
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.

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

Highlight on School Safety

School Safety Resource & Research

What You Can Do to Help End Bullying... National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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).

Current School Safety News

  • Conference held to improve safety in... – June 29, 2015 - THV 11- …shooting survivor Missy Jenkins-Smith. …She spoke to over 300 teachers, resource officers, and police who gathered Monday to learn how to make Arkansas schools safer. … She hopes to inspire those who work in Arkansas schools to do whatever it takes to protect their students. …  
  • New Study Explores Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying - June 24, 2015 - Newswise (press release) ...“Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication Association’s Communication Monographs reveals specific online conditions under which witnesses to cyberbullying are likely (or unlikely) to intervene in defense of a victim. … 
  • Cyberbullying And Depression Go Hand In Hand, According To New Study – June 23, 2015 – Huff Post – Health News - Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression in teenagers, according to new research that analyzed multiple studies of the online phenomenon. … .  
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