The PREP for All Students Act of 2020 is a proposed bill that aims to create a Council on Emergency Response Protocols to ensure the establishment of accessible, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware, and trauma-informed emergency response protocols in public schools, early childcare and education settings, and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes. VisitContinue reading “PREP for All Students Act of 2020 – S.4956”
The School Safety Drill Research Act of 2021 is a proposed bill that require the Secretary of Education to enter into an agreement with the National Academies to conduct a study on the possible mental health effects of a lockdown drill or active shooter drill in elementary and secondary schools, and for other purposes. VisitContinue reading “School Safety Drill Research Act of 2021 – H.R.3432”
The Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act is a proposed bill which authorizes the award of matching grants to enhance services in secondary schools for students with mental and behavioral health issues that can lead to failure in school, such as depression and substance abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration mayContinue reading “Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.1803”
The Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2021 aims to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve mental health services for students, and for other purposes. This bill authorizes state and local educational agencies to use Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants to improve mental health services available to students. Specifically,Continue reading “Youth Mental Health Services Act of 2021 – S.1390”
The Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act aims to divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes. Visit the bill here.
The Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 is a proposed bill created to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. This would give the Department of Education the authority to award competitive grants to eligible entities to establish, expand, or support school-based mentoring programs to assist at-risk students in middleContinue reading “Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 – S.2198”
CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Visit the webpage here.
This organization works to establish a foundation and understanding of social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 schools in communities while developing a comprehensive change agenda with recommendations in research, practice, and policy that provide clear and compelling guidance on how to integrate social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 education. Visit the webpage here.
The Safe and Supportive Schools model ensures a positive school climate. They are dedicated to creating strong relationships between students, teachers, and parents, making sure that students are safe from violence, and creating a well-managed environment. Learn more about this resource here.
AFT has teamed up with Everytown and the NEA (National Education Association) stating that active shooter drills that are unannounced are detrimental to school safety. New Report: Unannounced Active Shooter Drills Have No Place in Our Schools Research and policy proposals can be found here.