Safe and Welcoming Schools Resources

To assist schools and districts in implementing the Department of Health and Human Services’ best practices for bullying prevention framework, CEI has developed and compiled an array of bullying prevention resources:

Transforming School Climate Toolkit: Creating Safe, Caring and Engaging Schools

Download this interactive toolkit with effective strategies, “Seeing is Believing” videos, and students mentoring students curriculum designed to help shape and transform school culture into an environment that helps students feel connected and attached to school, have a positive self concept, and feel motivated to learn.

… a 2011 study showing that evidence-based instruction in social and emotional learning boosts academic achievement by, on average, 11 points on standardized tests.” 

Social, Emotional & Mental Health Best Practices

Click here for a comprehensive approach to school social, emotional and mental health includes systemic improvements to school climate and culture and behavioral health supports.

Measuring School Climate: A Toolkit for Districts and Schools

Effective approaches to addressing bullying focus on improving school climate as a key approach to prevent bullying in addition to teaching adults and students skills to appropriately respond to bullying when it occurs.  This toolkit provides guidelines for measuring school climate, assessing readiness, obtaining parent consent, using multiple sources of data to monitor climate, conducting a focus group, communicating your results, and includes a comparison of common climate surveys.

“Effective approaches to addressing bullying focus on improving school climate as a key approach to prevent bullying in addition to teaching adults and students skills to appropriately respond to bullying when it occurs.” 

Additional Resources

How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance in Your School
Colorado’s 2011 Bullying Prevention Law: What Every School and District Needs to Know
Statewide Blueprint for Bullying Prevention
How Does Your District Measure Up?

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