By National Center for School Safety
Progress ReportDec 14, 2021
Leading through Crises
In the third and final episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources: Distance Learning, Part 1; Distance Learning, Part 2 (podcast)
Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership
In the second episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith explains how school leaders can use a strategy called Rapid-Cycle Adaptive Leadership to turn challenges into opportunities.
Resource: Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings (on-demand webinar)
Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Leadership
In this series, “What It Means to Be a School Leader,” Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith, a licensed counselor and a consultant for trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, will discuss how leaders can create a trauma-informed culture, guide their schools during times of transition, and lead when crisis strikes.
In the first episode of this series, Dr. Linda Henderson-Smith describes what a good leader is, and what it means to be trauma-informed and resilience-oriented.
Resource: Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools (TIROS) Toolkit
Restorative Practices, Part 2
This is the second episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests discuss getting buy-in for restorative practices, coordinating with school resource officers, and sustaining programs after the grant period is over.
Guests: Mike Rexin, Dan Baldermann, Angela Hairston, Tamara Smeltzer
Engaging Stakeholders in School Safety Planning (on-demand webinar)
Sustaining School Safety Programs (on-demand webinar)
Restorative Practices, Part 1
This is the first episode of two about restorative practices at Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan. Guests in this episode describe the motivations behind applying for project grant funding, how the project got started, and the restorative practices they implemented as part of their grant.
Guests: James Yake, Chris Melde, Brooke Albert, Karen Shall, Sarah Mulkey
Resource: Restorative Virtual Circles (video)
Distance Learning, Part 2
This episode is the second of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about the school resource officer's role in the distance learning environment, the importance of emergency response planning, and key considerations about the return to in-person learning.
Guests: Katherine Schweit, Ron Applin, Chris Melde
School Safety Success Stories: Atlanta Public Schools Case Study (video)
Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration (on-demand webinar series)
Distance Learning, Part 1
This episode is the first of two that discusses the transition to and from distance learning. Our guests talk about how mental health supports in schools can help with addressing the effects that distance learning has had on students.
Guests: Brooke Albert, Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson
Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings (on-demand webinar)
Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment (on-demand webinar)
Crisis Timeline and Law Enforcement
Our guests describe the parts of the crisis timeline and the role of law enforcement in school safety.
Guests: Chris Melde, Katherine Schweit
Resource: School Safety & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (video)
What is School Safety?
We ask our guests to share what school safety means to them. This is followed by a conversation with the directors of the National Center for School Safety.
Guests: Nicole Hockley, Danny Carlson, Katherine Schweit, Chris Melde, Justin Heinze, Marc Zimmerman