School Climate, Safety, and Crisis

NASP has made these resources available to the public in order to support schools’ efforts to promote school safety and the ability of children and youth to cope with crisis events. You may use the school safety and crisis documents on this webpage solely for educational, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such document. Additionally, schools may adapt content from topical handouts resources as long as the integrity of the content is maintained and NASP is given proper credit. No other use is permitted unless otherwise expressly permitted by NASP.

  • Systems-Level Prevention

    These resources were created to help schools and districts implement comprehensive and culturally competent school safety and climate policies. … more

  • School Violence Resources

    These resources were developed to help educators and administrators support students and families cope with bullying and school violence. … more

  • Mental Health Resources

    These resources were developed to help educators support the mental health needs of their school community. … more

  • Natural Disaster Resources

    These resources were developed to help schools and districts provide supports for their students and community in the event of a natural disaster. … more

  • Media and Social Media Resources

    These resources were developed to help schools and districts understand and utilize the media and social media before, during, and after a crisis. … more

  • Direct Crisis Support

    NASP offers consultation and support to schools and districts in the aftermath of a crisis. Learn what direct support is available, and who to contact. … more

  • Translated Safety and Crisis Resources

    These NASP resources on safety and crisis have been translated into Spanish and other world languages. … more

Policy Priorities

School psychologists are uniquely positioned to advocate for evidence-based initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels, which create safe and supportive learning environments that naturally prevent violence and ensure that students have access to the supports they need to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.