Tragic events like those at Sandy Hook Elementary this past week are becoming much too frequent, and Colorado has dealt with its share of school shootings, including Columbine and Platte Canyon High Schools. So the Colorado Legislature created the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) to work with educators and Coloradans to help prevent not only these large-scale terrible events, but also more common problems like bullying and suicide. The CSSRC website offers a wealth of information on school safety topics. Here you can find a message from the CSSRC director regarding parents’ response to traumatic events; tips for talking to children and youth after traumatic events; tips for teachers on listening and talking to students; and guidebooks such as Essentials of School Threat Assessment. On the website you can also find information on school safety trainings, grants, and a behavioral health service locator.
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