School Safety and Concerns

As we all keep the town of Newtown in our thoughts and prayers, many districts may be looking for resources to help those in need at this time of tragedy.

CT-N & Connecticut's Old State House Town Hall Meeting - Moving from Tragedy to Action: The Power of Community  (Date Recorded: 2/27/2013)

A Town-Hall style meeting involving state legislators, law enforcement, educators, parents, youth leaders, Newtown students, clergy, and other civic leaders. We explore how communities can turn emotion and concern into informed and meaningful action.

Additional Resources

Connecticut School Security Symposium, January 7, 2013 - HANDOUTS

A resource we want to offer to boards to share with your Superintendent or administration is

There you will find information regarding talking with children about violence, school safety and death should it be needed.

The Commission on Children has added a resource center to their website that you and the parents and teachers with whom you interact may find useful:

"Helping children and adults cope with events like the Newtown school shootings"

Handouts from Security Symposium held on January 7, 2013

The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education - Resources for Schools to Prepare for and Recover from Crisis

The Hartford Courant - Tips For Parents On Talking About Newtown Shooting


National Association of School Psychologist

NSPRA - Member Resources Dealing With Connecticut School Shooting

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National School Boards Association released the following statement.

The Connecticut PTSAA shared this message with CABE.

You can also find additional information under Being Prepared, Immediately After the Event as well as Resources for School Attorneys.


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