School Safety Resources

School social workers work to prevent all forms of school violence, including mass killing, in schools as well as guide schools in recovery after a crisis has occurred. Today more than ever, there is a growing need for school social workers to help prevent school violence and to support students in moments of crisis.

Practice Resources

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NASW News Releases


Related Organizations


The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) empowers school social workers and promotes the profession of school social work to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students. NASW and SSWAA work collaboratively to promote the school social work profession.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads many activities that help us to understand and effectively prevent school violence. The CDC uses the latest knowledge to develop tools and resources that help state and local education agencies and schools create safe places for students to learn.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. The NASP vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) seeks to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a national research society that strives to advance knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.