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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

SIA has partnered with NBSIA and RESIG in CCAP, a partnership of K-12 public school pools, representing 133 school districts and County Offices of Education across 12 counties, 57,000 school employees, and over 500,000 school children.  Together, our goal is to educate K-12 schools on how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse and, ultimately, to protect kids. CCAP has prepared a prevention program titled ESCAPE, End Sexual abuse of Children with Awareness Prevention Education, in conjunction with Diane Cranley, a renowned expert in sexual abuse prevention.

StudentWalkOuts-REMSGuidance.pdf

RESPONDING TO SCHOOL WALKOUT DEMONSTRATIONS

By www.rems.ed.gov
Youth Suicide Prevention - New Training Module in Hour Zero Online

September is Suicide Prevention MonthSuicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.  SIA and Hour-Zero have launched a new training module to help school staff address the growing concerns of youth suicide.  This module is now available to all SIA members who have enrolled in HZ OnlineHZ Online is provided at no cost to SIA Members.  To enroll your district, please contact Jennifer McCain at jmccain@sia-jpa.org

Article: Security is not Safety

Security is not Safety; America's Urgent Need to Transform School Culture to Stop Violence by: Rick Phillips, MS. Ed of Community Matters.

Title IX and Sex Discrimination

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Active Shooter Preparedness Resources

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because of this, individuals must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation before law enforcement officer arrive on the scene.

School Parade Participation Guidelines

Student participation in school parades is a long standing tradition, which can vary from marching bands to a group of walking students and/or staff to the parading of homecoming queens and kings and student constructed floats.  While parades serve as an important community event and inspirational activity for students, it is very important to recognize the risks associated with this type of event.

Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools

In an effort to further safeguard California's water quality, K-12 schools in the state can receive free testing for lead.  

Resources for Supporting Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights have jointly released a “Dear Colleague” letter and a document titled “Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students.

Indoor Air Quality Protocol

Recommended protocol for responding to environmental concerns and indoor air quality issues.