by Sean Hedden
SAMHSA, also known as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, provides a wealth of resources on one web page. The School Violence Prevention Resources page offers links to prevention programs for school staff and mental health resources for students.
The School-Related Resources category includes links to toolkits for school administrators, counselors, and teaching staff that help create frameworks for safer schools. The Community and Family Involvement category offers links to the CDC and US Dept. of Health, offering strategies for intervention and health-based strategies. Moreover, there are a variety of links offering data-based research, crime prevention strategies, and toolkits from organizations like the Department of Justice. Lastly, SAMHSA offers a Bullying Prevention App: KnowBullying, which “empowers parents, caregivers, and educators with the tools they need to start the conversation about bullying.”