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Center for Social and Emotional Education (2012). Cultivating Caring Learning Communities. National School Climate Center.

In order for an atmosphere of trust and respect to be pervasive, it must be cultivated in the classroom. This resource guide provides classroom activities to support positive social and emotional growth in order to improve teaching and learning conditions. Suggestions are made to increase parental involvement in improving the school climate.

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National Education Association. ESP Resources and Tools. National Education Association.

This series of four documents specifies strategies to involve education support professionals (ESP) — including office staff, bus drivers, teacher assistants, and cafeteria staff — in bully prevention and school safety planning.  This article notes that involvement and buy-in from all school staff is essential in effective and consistent implementation of school policies and procedures.

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National School Safety Center. (2011). Safe Schools Week. National School Safety Center.

In observance of School Safety Week, this article provides thirteen key strategies for communicating school safety priorities to internal and external stakeholders. The article provides additional suggestions to involve school board members, school staff, students, parents, community leaders, service groups, business leaders, government representatives, law enforcers, and the media in school safety planning. An example of a school safety proclamation in included.