Office of Safe and Healthy Students
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Public Health Practice Program, which includes both a state and a local Emergency Preparedness and Response Inventory, tools for rapid assessment of response capacity
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, which includes information about biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism and related planning and response efforts
U.S. Department of Education
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools offers research-based practices designed to assist school communities identify warning signs early and develop prevention, intervention, and crisis response plans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Response Plan establishes a process and structure for the systematic, coordinated, and effective delivery of federal assistance to address the consequences of any major disaster or emergency.
School Safety Training Programs
FEMA for Kids includes information about disaster planning for schools, and information for teachers about talking to kids about terrorism.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Psychological Association
Includes material on managing traumatic stress and provides guidelines tailored to school children and youth at the elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high school levels.
National Association of School Psychologists
Includes tips for parents and teachers on talking with kids about terrorism, as well as a new resource, Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, which can be ordered online.
The Center for the Study of Mental Health in Schools
Provides crisis prevention and response information.
- Educators for Social Responsibility
This Web site has over 50 lesson plans for teachers on topics such as war, peace, anthrax, and hate crimes. The site also includes guides for talking with youth about terrorism, and action ideas for schools and students.
Arizona Division of Emergency Management's Multi-Hazard School Program
Los Angeles County Office of Education's Safe Schools Center
Mississippi Department of Education - School Occupational Safety and Crisis Response Plan