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School Emergency Management Resources

The Montana Safe Schools Center (MSSC) is pleased to have provided extensive, multi-day school safety and emergency management services to some of the largest and smallest districts in Montana.  

MSSC Recent Resources

2013 MCEL Keynote: Running Scared or Running Smart?

Psychological First Aid for Schools-Field Operations Guide (Released December 17, 2012)

Montana Public Television 5/23/13 Town Hall Meeting: Keeping Schools Safe (After Newtown)

U.S. Dept. of Education Publication with MSSC: " Engaging Students in Emergency Management"

U.S. Dept. of Education Publication with MSSC: "Emergency Management in Non-Traditional Schools"

It's not Enough to Fix the Physical Damage - National Crime Prevention Council and Montana Safe Schools Center  

Emergency Management Plan (EMP/EOP) Guidance: 

2013 MCEL Pre-Conference: After Newtown: Lessons Learned from the White House Summit on School Safety

2013 MCEL Sectional Workshop: Time Matters - Building Comprehensive School Emergency Management Plans..Now

(Checklist) Components of Comprehensive School/District Emergency Management Plans

(Checklist) MSSC Recommendations for Key Components of a School District vs. Building-level EMPs 

2013 White House Guidance on Creating High Quality K-12 School Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs)

Resources Supporing 2013 White House Guidance on K-12 Emergency Operations Plans

(Narrative) Creating School Based Emergency Management Plans

Guidelines for National Incident Management System (NIMS) and
Incident Command System (ICS) for Schools:

2013 Montana Safe Schools Center ICS Planning Chart for P/K-12

OSDFS-Helpful Hints-NIMS

FEMA's free, online ICS for Schools course (IS-100sca)

NIMS Training guidance for school personnel

(checklist) NIMS Implementation for schools

FEMA-IS362 ICS for Schools Roles and Responsibilities 

School Emergency Drills, Tabletop and Full-Scale Exercise design:

MSSC-Conducting Effective Table Tops, Drills and Exercises  

MT Safe Schools Center Exercise Design - Extended Presentation

Resources Exercises Drills and Tabletops

After Action Reports 

Conducting Vulnerability Assessments:

Montana Safe Schools Center Sample Vulnerability Assessment Checklist

District or Statewide School Emergency Management Survey by MSSC

Guide to Developing School Based Vulnerability Assessments (U.S. Dept. of Ed)

National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (sample assessments and topic-specific guides)

FEMA's IS362 course: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

Mental Health Recovery in Schools:

2012 Psychological First Aid in Schools (PFA-S): National Child Traumatic Stress Network Publication

After Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, 2011

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools 2012

Live to see the great day that dawns - Suicide Prevention for American Indian and Alaska Natives

Parent guidelines for helping youth after the recent shooting

Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting

Talking with reporters: Guidelines for students and parents after a tragedy

Responding to Multiple Suicides-Lessons Learned

Coping with Death of Student or Staff

Checklist for Incorporating Mental Health Recovery into School Plans

NCTSN-Childhood Traumatic Grief Materials for School Personnel

When Terrible Things Happen 

Emergency Management Considerations for Higher Education:

2013 Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education Emergency Operations Plan Development

Part 1 (Margolis and Taylor) - MSSC presentation at the 2008 U.S. ED National Meeting for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Violence Prevention in Higher Education in St. Paul MN

Part 2 (Margolis and Taylor) - MSSC presentation at the 2008 U.S. ED National Meeting for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention and Violence Prevention in Higher Education in St. Paul MN

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