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KIDsafe Virginia Publications Available
Now available at http://www.gosap.state.va.us/kidsafeva.htm are the following KIDsafe Virginia lessons for students and accompanying parent guides.

  • Personal Safety Lessons - For students in kindergarten through 4th grade
  • Crime Prevention Lessons  - For high school students
  • Parent Guide to Personal Safety for Children
  • Parent Guide to Crime Prevention for Teens

Gaining Traction: Substance Abuse Prevention Plan for Virginia ’s Youth
is now available for downloading at the Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention web site at http://www.gosap.state.va.us

Getting to Outcomes 2004 Now Available Online
The GTO-04 manual is specifically designed to help any agency, school, or community coalition interested in improving the quality of their programs aimed at preventing or reducing drug and tobacco use among youth.
The manual's text and worksheets-organized as ten accountability questions-address: needs and resources assessment; goals and objectives; choosing best practice programs; ensuring program "fit;" capacity, planning, process, and outcome evaluation; continuous quality improvement, and sustainability.
The model presented in the manual is meant to be a best practice process-prescriptive, yet flexible enough to facilitate any prevention program. Although originally aimed at preventing youth drug and tobacco use, it may also be useful for prevention efforts targeted at other youth behavior problems such as crime, teen pregnancy, or delinquency. In addition, policymakers will also find the manual useful-it is well suited for use as an organizational framework for entire substance abuse prevention systems.
The manual and all the tools are available from the RAND website at no cost at www.rand.org/publications/TR/TR101/

Characteristics of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act SEA and Governors' Programs: 1999-2000
This report, based on information submitted by the States, provides details about the implementation of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act State Grants program for school year 1999-2000.

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities
A New Publication by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The U.S. Department of Education has developed this guide to provide schools and communities with basic guidelines and useful ideas on how to develop emergency response and crisis management plans. Hard copies of the guide will be available in 6-8 weeks and can be ordered then from ED Pubs - www.edpubs.org/webstore/Content/search.asp

Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools
National Institute of Justice, 1999

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2000

A Blueprint for Safe Schools
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 2001

Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2001

Combating Fear and Restoring Safety in Schools
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1998

Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide
U. S. Department of Education, 1997


Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools
U.S. Department of Education, 1998

Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States
U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education, May 2002

Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2000
National Center for Education Statistics

Progress in Prevention: A Report on the National Study of Local Education Agencies Activities
Under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

U.S. Department of Education, November 2000

Safe Schools Guides Available
The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Safety Zone, has developed a series of eight guidebooks intended to build a foundation of information to assist schools in developing a series of eight guidebooks intended to build a foundation of information to assist schools in developing safe learning environments. Guide 5, entitled "Fostering School-Law Enforcement Partnerships" was written by Anne J. Atkinson, Ph.D. of Virginia and is a practical guide to the development and implementation of partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies. All eight guides are downloadable at www.safetyzone.org/safe_secure.html and are also available in CD format at www.safetyzone.org or by calling (503) 275-9500.

Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, 2000

Safer Schools: Strategies for Educators and Law Enforcement to Prevent Violence
National Crime Prevention Council, 2001

Northern Virginia Tutor

Science-Based Prevention Programs and Principles 2002: Effective Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs for Every Community

Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations
and to Creating Safe School Climates

U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education, May 2002

Underage Drinking Prevention: Action Guide and Planner
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 2001

What Works in Youth Violence Prevention
Virginia Youth Violence Project, 1999

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