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Center for Safe Schools 20th Anniversary Conference

Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

JOIN US for the 20th Anniversary Safe Schools Conference.

HEAR FROM state and national experts about the latest research in school safety and violence prevention.

LEARN ABOUT effective program models and promising practices.

ATTEND institutes, general sessions and workshops during the two-day event focused on creating a positive school culture that supports academic success and student engagement.

A special conference track for School Security Personnel will be featured, with the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) providing the one-and-a-half-day course “Adolescent Mental Health Training” for school resource officers, law enforcement and other school safety leaders.

Presented by Center for Safe Schools and Center for Schools and Communities, this conference is a high quality professional development opportunity for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

Support the conference as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser to give your company, product or service exposure to a motivated, influential and decision-making audience.

More information about the Safe Schools Conference



A Public Health Approach Demonstrates Positive Outcomes Related to Bullying Prevention

A new report released by the Center for Safe Schools examines the impact of Highmark Foundation funded bullying prevention initiatives. For more than ten years, the Highmark Foundation has worked with community partners to expand and enhance Pennsylvania’s bullying prevention programs, creating the largest and most comprehensive effort to be implemented and studied to date. This work is viewed as a national model for creating changes in school culture.
Press Release | Report


Free Resources Available from the Pennsylvania State Police

The Domestic Security Division of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) provides free services to assist schools. For technical assistance, other requests or to sign up for active shooter training contact PSP at


Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

In an effort to keep our schools safe, crime-free environments and to protect them from a terrorist attack, the Center for Safe Schools would like to make all school administrators aware of RISK AND VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS (PDF), an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Police, offered free of charge. Assessments provide comprehensive examinations of physical facilities and operational procedures; identify critical assets, threat potential and vulnerabilities; and offer recommendations to improve security.

Read more: Risk and Vulnerability Assessments


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