Thursday April 02nd 2015

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

2015 Safe Schools and Communities Conference
                Announcing: Registration Now Open
A wide variety of school safety topics will be addressed in the Kentucky Safe Schools and Communities Conference. Law enforcement officers have again teamed with school personnel to produce comprehensive school safety training sessions that address issues such as human trafficking, natural disaster response, bomb threat management, social media, bullying, suicide prevention, law updates, and much more.

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

Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award

Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety AwardSteve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award
The Kentucky Center for School Safety and Kentucky School Boards Association would like to acknowledge youth who have taken an innovative leadership role in school safety. This award will reflect the mission of its namesake, the late Steve Kimberling, who was the catalyst of the Safe Schools Conference. The Youth Leadership in School Safety Award will be presented at the Safe Schools and Communities Conference, June 15-16 at the Marriott East in Louisville.
Click here to download Nomination Information

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

  • Gray area: Stopping cyberbullying can be tough call for educators – April 2015 – Kentucky School Advocate -  … Karen McCuiston, resource center director for the Kentucky Center for School Safety. “They spend at least 50 percent in the virtual world, if not 75 percent. So it really impacts them so much more than you think.” …     
  • MCSO attacks school bullying head-on  - March 31, 2015 -Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - MCSO School Resource Officer Jayme DeLaRosa  …  taken a stand against bullying. …. I wanted them to be able to interact between the two grade levels ... about the subject of bullying.”       
  • School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids … – March 24, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report -"Banning smartphone use while walking in streets and crosswalks is one way to reduce distraction and potentially reduce risk…          
  • More News...