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OSDFS announces the 2013 Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant Competition that closed on April 12, 2013.
Meeting the Challenge: Building & Sustaining Capacity to Improve Conditions for Learning
August 8-9, Washington, DC
This Conference, organized by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students, will explore five prevailing and emerging issues that influence conditions for learning – school discipline; gender-based violence; behavioral health; bullying; and school safety. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to provide feedback to Federal, nonprofit, and philanthropic agencies to help shape future work in these areas.
To learn more, and to register, click here.
Second Annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit, September 21-22, 2011
August 8-10, 2011 - OSDFS National Conference
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) hosted its National Conference August 8-10, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort in suburban Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference was “Making the Connection: Creating and Maintaining Conditions for Learning”, which addressed issues related to: alcohol, drug and violence prevention; health, mental health, and physical education; special populations; emerging issues; and other areas concerning drug and violence prevention.
The National Conference served as a large-scale training and technical assistance event that included: OSDFS grantees; education and prevention leaders; representatives of Federal agencies and national associations; public and private school administrators; school personnel; researchers and experts; as well as others in the field.
You can view speeches and other information from the conference at: OSDFS Conference
National Drug Facts Week, November 8-14, 2010
The National Drug Facts Week, was a national health observance just for teens held on November 8-14, 2010. The Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse for their first National Drug Fact Chat Week, Drugs: Shatter the Myths. The past Drug Fact Chat Days were very successful so NIDA expanded it to a week-long event. National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) was an opportunity for teens to shatter the myths about drug abuse and to get answers from a scientific expert.
To help you, NIDA provides a step-by-step how-to kit, including a list of fun activities, instructions on how to receive our NEW drug facts booklet to distribute at events, assistance in finding a scientific expert in your community, an online interactive quiz, and much more! But we need you to make it happen. Encourage teens to organize an event during NDFW and support them by being an adult advisor and registering an event with NIDA.
For more information or questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention (2012)
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice partnered to revise this publication that was originally published in 1998. The 55-page booklet is organized in 6 major sections: 1) How This Book Will Help You? 2) What Substances Do Kids Use? 3) Why Do Kids Use Drugs? 4) How Do I Teach My Child About Drugs? 5) What If I Think My Child is Using Drugs? 6) Resources. Parents and caregivers will find this publication a user-friendly and valuable guide for what to do and how to communicate about the harmful effects of illicit drugs and alcohol to children from elementary through high school. This publication can also be ordered through EdPubs.
Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education
This Action Guide, revised in 2010, offers higher education institutions a useful resource in the field of emergency management.
Partnerships in Character Education State Pilot Projects, l995-2001 Lessons Learned
Character includes the emotional, intellectual and moral qualities of a person or group as well as the demonstration of these qualities in prosocial behavior. Character education is an inclusive term encompassing all aspects of how schools, related social institutions and parents can support the positive character development of children and adults. Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.
Enhancing Achievement and Proficiency through Safe and Drug-Free Schools is a report by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Advisory Committee (June 2007). See the press release and report MS Word (156K).
The latest issue of The Catalyst, a newsletter published by the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention covering current AODV prevention issues at institutions of higher education. Catalyst discusses emerging issues and highlights innovative efforts on campuses that may be helpful at other institutions of higher education.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning brochure. This companion brochure to the full Crisis Planning Guide provides general information and guidelines on how to be prepared for a crisis.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention OJJDP News @ a Glance is a on-line bi-monthly newsletter that provide readers with an overview of news from OJJDP including events, publications, and funding opportunities.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities. The guide will give schools, districts and communities the critical concepts and components of good crisis planning, stimulate thinking about the crisis preparedness process, and provide examples of promising practices. Secretary Paige has made the review and revision of school emergency response and crisis management plans one of the Department's strategic objectives. PDF (1.6M)
Readiness and Emergency Management Publications
ED's OSHS and the REMS Technical Assistance Center have developed a variety of publications to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) with their emergency management efforts. The publications support an all-hazards approach to collaborative emergency management planning that is guided by the four phases (prevention - mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery). These publications may be accessed at http://rems.ed.gov/display.aspx?page=publications_General.
Bystander Report was developed by the United States Secret Service and United State Department of Education. The report provides Knowledge of Potential School-Based Violence: Information Students learn May Prevent a Targeted Attack.
ED'S SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS NEWS BULLETIN
If you are interested in receiving prevention education information and opportunities, you are now able to self-enroll to receive the ED's SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS NEWS BULLETIN. The purpose of this listserv is to provide a timely information outlet for the U.S. Department of Education's, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students Program and is now available to the public. The LISTSERV content may include information on prevention education issues, legislation, and OSDFS, and other Federal Programs grant opportunities. You can click on the link and self-enroll for the OSHS PreventED listserv.
- The Emergency Planning website provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.
Drug Abuse Prevention
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
- Join Together Online (Substance Abuse & Gun Violence)
- National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
- National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
- Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America
- PTA: Common Sense
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- North Carolina Center for the Prevention of School Violence
- National Youth Gang Center
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
- Partnerships Against Violence Online
- US Department of Justice/Justice Information Center
Grant Resource Collections
Other Internet Resources
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Medical Association
- American Public Health Association
- The American School Health Association
- CDC Adolescent and School Health Information
- CDC's Office on Smoking and Health
- Center for the Future of Children
- Child Welfare League of America
- National Association of State Boards of Education
- National Center for Children in Poverty
- National Center for Health Statistics
- National Education Association
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- National Organization for Victim Assistance
- The National PTA
- National School Boards Association
- Office of Justice Progam - Internet Safety
- National Crime Prevention Council - Public Service Announcements
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- The Nemours Foundation
- US Department of Education Regional Educational Laboratories
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- Social Programs That Work Sponsored by the Council for Excellence in Government