Resources to help you prevent crises and respond when one does occur
Frequenty asked questions about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Helpful links for school districts and families
Planning for a pandemic
Information about why and how districts should develop and implement pandemic and outbreak preparedness plans.
Pandemic threats: A checklist for district preparedness planning
A checklist highlighting the major points that every district should consider when shaping its pandemic preparedness plan.
Pandemic threats: policy issues
Policy questions every institution should ask to prepare for pandemic threats.
Using social media during a crisis allows for a rapid response to the broadest possible audience.
Social media use in crisis and beyond
Key ways to use social media during a crisis
Student safety center
Links to resources on planning for student safety and responding to specific threats.
When crisis hits: media attention on traumatized students
Tips to help students and their families in traumatic situations who are faced with the harsh glare of the media spotlight.
Checklist for emergency preparedness in schools
Tips on creating an emergency plan for your schools.
Chemical and biological threats
CDC advisory on how to handle anthrax and other biological agent threats.
Explaining terrorism to children
Tips for helping children handle crisis situations.
School violence prevention
Resources to assist districts prevent and handle school violence.
School violence prevention: Tips for educators
Tips for educators on preparing for, dealing with a crisis, excerpted from a publication by the National School Public Relations Association.