As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our way of life, we recognize that schools and families are engaged in daily challenges to support ourselves and our students. As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the level of fear, stress and anxiety being experienced in our communities. As we shift to remote learning environments, it is important to not overlook the mental health impacts that this may also be having on our staffs, families and students.
With this in mind, the National School Boards Association's Center for Safe Schools, in collaboration with the Attachment & Trauma Network, has hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Navigating Virtual Education -- with Calm, Connectedness and Compassion. This discussion focuses on the impact of school closures and the new "normal" this is creating for families and educators alike. This discussion addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools and families and how we can help children and families, especially those with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), navigate this new environment.
March 5, 2020
Nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by cyberattacks to include data breaches and identity theft, according to a 2018 online survey by The Harris Poll.Just how vulnerable are you, your family and our schools in the era of personal computers, the internet and internet connected devices?This webinar, done in collaboration with in collaboration with Soteryx, a team of former Federal intelligence, law enforcement, and information technology professionals aimed at providing solutions focused on preparing for issues and crises and protecting business and school operations, focuses on the cyber risks our schools and communities face on a daily basis and provide guidance on how to protect your devices, privacy, personal information, in our schools and homes.
September 18, 2019
In 2018, NSBA in conjunction with BoardDocs, surveyed K-12 education professionals on their cyber-risk knowledge. Over 480 individuals responded and the results were somber - school boards generally spend little time ensuring their districts’ cyber security programs are effective and student data is safe. Many board members seemed unaware that cyber risk is even part of their fiduciary obligation. Meanwhile, others inadvertently increase their school districts’ cyber risk by relying on unsecured methods of communication.
This webinar is designed specifically for school board leaders and superintendents – to discuss the findings of the report and some specific steps your district can take to improve cyber-risk readiness. Our speakers will share their take on the findings and how the school board community should respond.
PREVENTION 101: THE SCIENCE BEHIND HEALTHY DECISION MAKING FOR STUDENTS
August 13, 2019
This webinar will help the listener understand the evidence and theoretical base underlying Prevention Science, identifying the D.A.R.E. curricula as a model program. The D.A.R.E. curricula focuses on providing cutting edge instruction that helps prevent drug use by developing basic, core Socio-Emotional skills needed for safe and responsible choices. Dr. David L. Wyrick and Dr. Richard Clayton will discuss both the critical elements in the logic models supporting the elementary, middle, and high school curricula as well as the research findings related to D.A.R.E.
Trauma-informed Schools are Safe Schools
June 5, 2019
As the National School Boards Association launches the NSBA Center for Safe Schools, it's important to consider what it means to be a safe school. Safe schools are not the same as trauma-informed schools. Trauma-informed schools are on the rise. There are similarities and differences between the two.
Join us for this engaging discussion about where they intersect and diverge. The qualities and characteristics of being safe and trauma-informed will be explored.