Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

ISBN-10: 1412974313
ISBN-13: 9781412974318
Edition: 2011
Authors: Kenneth S. Trump
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Kenneth S. Trump, M.P.A., is the President of National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based national firm specializing in school security and emergency preparedness training and consulting. He has over 25 years experience in the school safety profession and, has advised school and public safety officials from all 50 states and internationally. Ken served as a school safety officer, investigator, and youth gang unit supervisor for the Cleveland City Schools' safety division. He also served as a suburban Cleveland school security director and assistant gang task force director on a federal-funded anti-gang initiative.

Disclaimer and Legal Notices
Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Understanding and Managing School Safety
The Evolving Threats to School Security
The School Security Threat Continuum
Internal and External Threats to School Safety
Assessing Threats and Prioritizing Risk Reduction
Roller Coaster Awareness, Policy, and Funding: The Biggest Ongoing Threat to School Safety
The "Politricks" of School Security
Denial, Image, and Underreporting
Awkward Circumstances Encourage Downplaying of School Safety
Reality, Not Rhetoric
Comprehensive School Safety Planning and Leadership
School Safety as a Leadership Issue
Getting on the Same Page
Overcoming Denial
Financial Obstacles
School Safety as a Public Relations Tool
Community Ownership
Tools for Balance
Risk Reduction Framework
Proactive School Security: Focusing on Fundamentals
School Security Assessments
Assessment Definition and Use
Assessment Expectations, Best Practices, and Levels
Who Should Assess
Avoiding a Template Approach to School Security Assessments
Focus Assessments on More Than Hardware and Manpower
Evaluation Methods and Identifying Policy-Practice Disconnects
Areas That May Be Evaluated in a School Security Assessment
Benefits of Assessing
School Security Strategies and Issues
Administration Building, Board Meeting, and Support Site Security
Adult-Originated Violence
After-Hours School Security: Activities and Community Use of Schools
Arming Teachers and School Staff
Athletic and Large Event Security
Bomb Threats and Suspicious Devices
Cell Phones, Camera Phones, and Text Messaging
Computer Security Measures
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Drug-Sniffing Dogs
Election Day Security
Elementary School Security and Aggression by Younger Students
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and School Safety
Gangs
Hotlines and Other Anonymous Reporting
Lockers and Bookbags
Personal Safety
Personnel and Internal Security
Physical Security
Private, Independent, and Charter Schools
Probation Officers in Schools
School Resource Officers, School Police Departments, and School Security Departments
School Security Equipment: Metal Detectors, Cameras, and Other Technology
Sex Offenses
Student Involvement in School Safety Planning
Student Searches
Special Education and School Safety
Suicide
Tasers and School-Based Police Officers
Theft
Training Staff on School Security and Emergency Preparedness
Transportation Security
Trespassing
Truancy
Uniforms and Dress Codes
Vandalism
Zero Tolerance and School Discipline
Managing Bullying: Focusing on Supervision, Conduct Codes, School Climate, and Mental Health Strategies
Defining Bullying
Bullying: One Threat on a Broad Threat Continuum
The Mythical Attribution of Bullying as the Cause of School Shootings
Bullycide, the Media, and the Contagion Effect
Practical Anti-Bullying Strategies: Supervision, Security, Discipline, and Criminal Law
School Climate Strategies
Mental Health Support for Students
Cyberbullying and Sexting
Anti-Bullying Communication Strategies
Political Hijacking of Bullying for Broader Social and Political Interests
The Case Against Anti-Bullying Laws
Preparing Schools for Terrorism
The Terrorist Threat to Schools: Soft Targets
Domestic vs. International Terrorism
Overcoming the Denial, Fear, Politics, and Naysayers
Heightened Security Procedures for Schools
Biological and Chemical Threats
General Considerations in Times of Terrorism and War
Managing School Safety on Tight Budgets
Practical School Safety Considerations on Limited Budgets
Budgeting for School Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness
Low-Cost and No-Cost School Safety Strategies
Parents and School Safety
Practical Things Parents Can Do to Assess School Security and Emergency Preparedness
How Parents Can Reduce Child Safety Risks at Home
Steps Parents Can Take to Address School Safety Concerns
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
Early Warning Signs of Violence
Concerns and Caveats
Checklists and Gurus
We Are Federal Agents and We Are Here to Help You
Early Warning, Timely Response
Frontline Observations
Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Issues
Another Call for Common Sense
Assessing and Managing Threats
Threat Assessment Protocol
Limitations
Lessons Learned From School Crisis Incidents
Be Prepared, Not Scared
Priority One: Emergency Preparedness
Prevention: An Equal Priority
Deal With Small Problems
School Climate
Overcoming Student Denial
a Switch From Snitch
Listen to Kids and Parents
Rely on Local Data
Why Suburban White Kids Kill
Train Emergency Service Personnel
Thinking Security When There Is Not a Crisis
Buyer Beware: Overnight Experts, Gurus, and Gadgets
Emergency Preparedness Planning and Preparation
Four Phases of Emergency Management
Normalization Nonsense
The Process
Emergency Guideline Documents
The Preparation
Pulling It All Together
Emergency Response and Crisis Management
Emergency Response: The First Half Hour
Roles and Responsibilities
Specific Considerations for Before, During, and After the Emergency Service Personnel Response
The Postcrisis Crisis: Managing Media and Parent Communications
Managing Cell Phones, Text Messaging, and Social Media
Developing Your Message: Parent Expectations After a Safety Incident
An Inside Look at The Business Side of Today's Media
Traditional School District Parent and Media Management: It Doesn't Work Today
Getting Out Front on School Safety Communications
Media Crisis Communications Guidelines
Crisis Credibility and Reputation Management
Lessons for the Media on Covering Ongoing Crises
Preparing for the Postcrisis Crisis: Managing Mental Health, Security, Financial, Operational Continuity, Liability, and School-Community Political Issues
Mental Health Support for Grief and Healing
Security and Emergency Preparedness Postcrisis Demands
Financial and Continuity Of Operations Plans for Crisis Response and Recovery
Litigation Preparedness
School-Community Postcrisis Politics
Future Directions
State, Federal, and Academic Support for School Safety
State-Level Strategies
The Federal Role
Colleges of Education
Where to Now?
References
Recommended Readings
Index

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