OSDFS Emergency Planning Web Site

U.S. Department of Education, Offi ce of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, 2007

This Web site provides resources that schools can use for all aspects of emergency and crisis planning. It includes guides, archived webcasts, grants information, and announcements for trainings.

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OJP Safer Schools Web Site

U.S. Department of Justice, Offi ce of Justice Programs, 2007

This Web site offers links to suggested prevention programs, publications, resource centers, and research, all focused on promoting safety among youths.

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Threat Assessment in Schools: 

A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates

U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Department of Education, 2002

This guide is the companion to the fi nal report of the Safe School Initiative conducted in 2002. It sets forth the threat assessment process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may pose a threat of targeted violence in schools. The guide describes how to develop a threat assessment team, steps to take when a threat or other relevent information comes to light, when to involve law enforcement, information sharing, and safe school climates.

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Masters of Disaster

American Red Cross, 1999–2006

The Masters of Disaster curriculum contains ready-to-go lesson plans, activities, and demonstrations on disaster-related topics that teachers can incorporate within core subject areas. Lessons strengthen students’ core academic skills in science, math, social studies, and language arts while educating them about hazards that cause injury, death, and damage.

Download materials for free at or order kits from your local Red Cross chapter.

Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Other Tragic Events

American Red Cross, 2001

A supplement to the Masters of Disaster, lesson plans and activities are geared to help children deal with concerns, fear, anger, and other feelings in the aftermath of a tragic event.

Order from your local Red Cross chapter.