The Texas School Safety Center is currently developing guidance and processes in accordance with the changes and additions to statutes from the 86th Texas Legislature. The TxSSC is working collaboratively with stakeholders as identified in SB 11 and other legislation, to ensure the development of effective guidance. In the interim, we recommend that you access and review legislation appropriate to your school or district for these upcoming changes. Access SB 11
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Maintaining School-Community Partnerships Over the Summer Break
We know that positive parent and community relationships support school safety, but the long summer break can pose challenges to maintaining those key relationships. One way to maintain the connection with your school’s families over the vacation season is to offer valuable resources that will help them support their children’s school success.
An Introduction to the Behavioral Threat Assessment Model
The Behavioral Threat Assessment Model was created to address concerns about school violence. This model is unique compared to previous models, focusing more on longitudinal factors to mitigate threats before they manifest. Since it is often a classmate or staff member who sees early warning signs of a student in distress and at risk of committing an act of violence, communication between all members in a school is necessary…
Resources for Dealing with the Aftermath of Violent Events
Mass shootings or any type of violent event that targets our schools can have a devastating impact on students, parents, school staff, and the community. The Texas School Safety Center has compiled a list of resources* to assist parents/caregivers, teachers, and school administrators in helping students who are experiencing trauma, confusion, or fear in the aftermath of violence.* The National Child Traumatic Stress Network