Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Bullying, Crisis Response, Social Media, Student Well-Being

Suicide does not discriminate. It can affect everyone despite their gender, age or ethnicity – including your students. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Monday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day– both are all about helping communities understand suicide, remove the stigma related to suicide and mental health, and provide those in […]


Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Summary of Mental Health Support Article

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Crisis Response, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the September issue of School Business Affairs focuses on mental health support. Tom Strasburger and Paul Daniels, the Director of Secondary Curriculum at Milford Exempted Village Schools in Milford, OH authored an article titled “Supporting More than the Academics: The Age of Mental Health Support.” The article […]


Friday, August 10th, 2018

Retrofitting All Schools for Safety

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Crisis Response, Student Well-Being

When building new schools, architects make sure to embed safety features into the design, but what about older schools? How can they be retrofitted to make schools safer? In the August issue of National School Boards Association’s publication American School Board Journal, Paul Timm, the vice president of physical security at Facilities Engineering Associates and […]