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Prevention resources can be used to create or strengthen programs to support protective factors, as well as reduce the impact of drugs and violence within your school and community. This includes knowledge and skills shared with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the surrounding community.

  1. Resources for Parents and Families
  2. Prevention Research for Schools
  3. Effective/Model Programs
  4. The "Top 10 Things Schools Can Do" to make a safer school PDF Icon
  5. Resources for Bullying Prevention
  6. Internet Safety
  7. Child Abuse Prevention
  8. Clearinghouses for Drug and Violence Prevention and Resources
  9. HIV/STD Prevention & Sex Education Resources
  10. School Emergency Response Plans
  11. Data Collection
  12. Web-Links for On-Line Resources for Parents and Schools
  13. Funding Opportunities
  14. School Success with PBIS






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2. Prevention Research for Schools

A. Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets ®
Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets® are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
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B. Protective Schools Model
Everyday interactions and activities at school can make a tremendous difference in students' academic and social success. A school can be a powerful protective influence in the lives of its students, providing a positive environment that supports student academic and social growth. The Protective Schools Model identifies ten characteristics of schools shown to link prevention and resiliency factors with academic success.
i. Protective Schools Model Http Icon
C. PBISAZ - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Arizona
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports of Arizona group (formerly the Arizona Behavioral Initiative) was developed to address the issue of safe schools, and is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University, and is supported by the Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Oregon, The primary purpose of PBISAz is to establish a comprehensive and focused statewide effort to improve the capacity of educators, administrators and education professionals to address their specific school discipline needs and enable the development of positive teaching and learning environments.
i. PBISAz Homepage Http Icon

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3. Effective Model Programs for Schools

A. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Http Icon
B. Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence- Blueprints Http Icon
C. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Http Icon
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5. Resources for Bullying Prevention

"A student is being bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students" (Olweus, 1993).

Bullying behavior is meant to hurt another person and is carried out by someone who is seeking power or control over another person.  There are three forms of  bullying - physical, emotional, and social.

Various resources are available for students, parents, school staff, administrators, and community members to assist in bullying prevention.
A. Information for Parents
i. What Parents Can Do About Childhood Bullying Http Icon
ii. Helping Parents of Bullied Students Http Icon
iii. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign Http Icon
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B. Law requiring schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidation  ARS 15-341 (A) 40
C. Everything you need to know about bullying and how to prevent it –
Hamilton Fish Institute: The 411 on Bullying! Adobe Icon and The Hamilton Fish Institute website Http Icon
D. The Latest on Cyber Bullying Http Icon
E. Good for Students –
i. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign Http Icon
ii. Dealing with Bullies Http Icon
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F. Cyber Bullying
i. The Latest on Cyberbullying Http Icon
ii. Information from Stop Bullying Now! Http Icon
iii. Delete Cyberbullying Campaign – National Crime Prevention Council Http Icon
iv. Cyberbullying message from AZ Attorney General Http Icon
v. Anti-Defamation League - Cyberbullying Curriculum Http Icon

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6. Internet Safety

The Internet can be a place where your children can spend hours learning about our Solar System, or about what Elephants eat in the wild. The Internet can also be a place of predators and other unfriendly characters.
It is important that you inform your children about the dangers of the internet and a number of other important factors that your children should observe when using the Internet.

For more Information, see links below.

A. Internet Safety
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B. Internet Safety Online Games
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C. CyberSafety Links
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7. Child Abuse Prevention

Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Programs and services include a National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week; residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; and child abuse prevention, education, and training.

To learn more about child abuse, training opportunities and resources that are available through Childhelp®, please click link below… Http Icon Http Icon

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8. Clearinghouses and Resources for Drug and Violence Prevention

A. Phoenix:
The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (AZFLSE) maintains a free lending library of over 2,500 law-related education materials, including videos, software, books, curricula, and lesson plans. The collection also includes new and updated books and curricula on substance abuse and bullying prevention.

AZFLSE – Lending Library
4201 N. 24th Street
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 340-7366
Fax: (602) 773-3105
B. Tucson:
New and updated drug and violence prevention materials, including videos, books, and curricula are also available through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office.

Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
Pima County Regional Support Center
6420 E. Broadway
Suite A100
Tucson, AZ 85713 Http Icon
Phone: (520) 740-8213
Fax: (520) 745-5396

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9. HIV/STD Prevention & Sex Education Resources
A. Toolbox
i.  Teacher Resource Lending Catalog Adobe
ii. List of ADE Reviewed HIV & Sexual Health Materials Adobe
iii. Comprehensive Health Education Standards Http Icon
iv. HIV FAQ  PDF Adobe  Word Word Icon
v. Model HIV Administrative Procedure for Schools Adobe
vi. Research-Based HIV Prevention Curricula Chart   PDF Adobe   Word Word Icon
vii. Sex Education/HIV Prevention Curriculum Training Request Form Adobe
viii. Legal and Policy Aspects of HIV in the School Setting
ix. Tools to assess the characteristics of effective sex and STD/HIV education programs (2007) Adobe
x. Best Practices for addressing different adolescent health issues Adobe
B. Websites of Interest
i. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Http Icon
ii. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Http Icon
iii. National School Boards Association Http Icon
iv. American School Health Association Http Icon
v. Educational Resources Information Center Http Icon
vi. Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Http Icon
vii. Healthy Teen Network Http Icon
C. For Teens
i. Advocates for Youth Http Icon
ii. Families are Talking Http Icon
iii. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Http Icon
iv. Choose Respect (CDC) Http Icon
v. Kids Health Http Icon
vi. Teen Growth Http Icon
vii. CDC Fact Sheet Http Icon
D. Policy, Information and Support
i. Arizona School Boards Association Http Icon
ii. ARS-15.716: Instruction on AIDSHttp Icon
iii. ARS-15.711: Sex Education Curriculum Http Icon
iv. Arizona State Board Ruling 7-2-303:Sex Education Http Icon
(Click on Article 3. Curriculum Requirements and Special Programs. Then Scroll down to R7-2-303)
v. A Portrait of Sexuality Education in AZ Http Icon
vi. Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Http Icon
vii. Interagency Task Force on Teen Pregnancy Prevention Http Icon
viii. Arizona Department of Health Services, The Bureau Of Women's and Children's Health Http Icon
ix. The Arizona Parent Teacher Association Http Icon
(Parent Involvement Project)
E. STD Surveillance Data
i. Chlamydia Cases by Age Group and Gender, AZ 2007 AdobeIcon
ii. Chlamydia Cases by Age Group, Gender and County, 2007 AdobeIcon
iii. Gonorrhea Cases by Age Group and Gender, AZ 2007 AdobeIcon
iv. Gonorrhea Cases by Age Group, Gender and County, 2007AdobeIcon
v. Syphilis Cases by Age Group and Gender, AZ 2007 AdobeIcon
vi. Syphilis Cases by Age Group, Gender and County, 2007 AdobeIcon
vii. Genital Herpes Cases by Age Group and Gender, AZ 2007 AdobeIcon
viii. Genital Herpes Cases by Age Group, Gender and County, AZ 2007 AdobeIcon
ix. View an Interactive HIV/AIDS Timeline
Contact Information:
Davidson Riggs-(602) 542-8730
Program Specialist

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10. Emergency Response Plans

All school sites are required to have emergency response plans developed in conjunction with local law enforcement and hospitals. School district plans should be made in concert with all other local emergency preparedness plans. The plans must be designed with the help of school security staff members, as well as local law enforcement, emergency management, and public health officials. Plans shall be reviewed at least annually and updated. These plans shall meet the Arizona School Emergency Response Plan, Minimum Requirements. (ARS 15-341 (A) 34) The actions taken during any type of emergency situation depend a great deal on the specifics of the incident. For example, one School administrator has a variety of "tools" to use and requires training on how to work with each of these. The ability to remain flexible is a key component of each school's plan and of statewide preparations. Additionally, schools would follow direction from public safety officials. If you have questions about your school's emergency response plan, contact your principal.

Contact Information
Jean Ajamie
School Safety and Prevention

A. The Planning Process
It is important to recognize that the planning process takes time and is ongoing. There are many things to consider when developing a school emergency response plan. Ask for assistance from local public safety and emergency management agencies as well as community groups and parents to help. The two-day Multi Hazard Safety Program for Schools course will provide participants with the basic information and tools to implement an emergency response plan. The six basic steps of the planning process are:
1. Assemble a safety team
The team should at least include administrators, parents, teachers, maintenance, transportation, food service, and nursing personnel from within the district.  Outside agencies that should be involved include law enforcement, fire, hospital, and emergency management personnel.
2. Conduct hazard analysis of site and surrounding area
Identify what hazards are likely to affect the area in and around your school.  Determine the severity of impact of each identified hazard.  Local emergency management personnel can assist with this assessment.
3. Eliminate or mitigate hazards
Determine if you can eliminate or mitigate any of the hazards you identify in step 2.
4. Develop procedures to respond to hazards
Develop written procedures on how to respond to the hazards identified in step 2 that cannot be eliminated.
5. Train students and staff
Students and staff must be trained how to use the plan and what their responsibilities will be in a given response.
6. Conduct drills and exercises
Drills and exercises are conducted to test the plan.  All participants should be debriefed at the conclusion of each drill.  The feedback provided by participants is used to identify strengths and weaknesses in the plan.  The plan is then modified to strengthen any weaknesses.
B. Resources
The documents below provide tools and resources to assist safety teams develop and implement or strengthen the emergency response plan. The sample plan includes procedures to respond to a terrorist or radiological event as well as a variety of emergencies that are common to Arizona schools. The Arizona School Emergency Response Plan Minimum and Recommended Requirements will help you insure that your plan meets state standards. The Guidelines, Checklists and Sample Forms sections will help you refine your plan. The Classroom Emergency Procedures Guide is a quick reference flip chart of the emergency procedures to be placed in each classroom. The Other Agencies section provides contact information for local resources to assist in plan development. You may edit the forms in Microsoft Word format to meet the needs of your school.
Emergency Response Plan
Emergency Response Plan Template
Guidelines, Checklists, and Sample Forms
Emergency Procedures Guide
(Self-Extracting Zip File)
For Parents Other Agencies
C. Training Opportunities

ADE partners with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) to present the Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools. The course provides school personnel and first responders with a basic knowledge of emergency management principles, the Incident Command System, and the tools to design and/or strengthen their all hazards emergency response plan. You may request this course by downloading the event request form at:

Additional courses are available to build on the base of knowledge developed in the Multi Hazard Safety Program. Some of the available courses are:

Mulit-Hazard Safety Program for Schools Incident Command System Exercise Design and Evaluation
Hazard Analysis Public Information Officer Threat assessment
Hazard Mitigation Emergency Response Plan Design Emergency Response Plan Evaluation

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Data provides the information decision makers need in order to create a safe and positive learning environment.
A. Comprehensive Health Surveillance System Matrix
The CHSS Matrix shows or provides links to the information on seven different surveillance tools:
Download PDF Matrix below
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B. Surveillance Tools
Detailed information on seven surveillance tools used for data collection in Arizona schools
Click on the appropriate link to view the surveillance tool profile.
i. Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) Profile
ii. Arizona Safe and Drug Free Schools (SDFS) Report
iii. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
iv. Arizona Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS)
v. School Health Education Profiles (formerly known as SHEP)
vi. School Safety Survey
vii. School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)
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12. Web-Links for On-Line Resources for Parents and Schools

The following websites offer information for parents and schools regarding a variety of prevention research, prevention programming and curricula, data, tips, and agency information.

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Http Icon
Internet Safety Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers Http Icon
American School Health Association Http Icon
Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice Http Icon
Center for Prevention of School Violence Http Icon
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Http Icon
Education Week Http Icon
Join Together Http Icon
National Center for Education Statistics Http Icon
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) Http Icon
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Http Icon
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America – Arizona Affiliate Http Icon
National School Safety and Security Services Http Icon
National School Safety Center Http Icon
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Http Icon
US DOE Safe & Drug Free School Program Http Icon Http Icon Http Icon

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13. Funding Opportunities

In addition to the funding provided through several of the previously listed programs, schools have the opportunity to supplement their Comprehensive School Health Program funding by submitting applications to a variety of agencies and organizations.

i. American Express Foundation Http Icon
ii. The Annenberg Foundation Http Icon
iii. Arizona Commission for the Arts Http Icon
iv. Arizona Community Foundation Http Icon
v. Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Club Http Icon
vi. Arizona Public Service Company Http Icon
vii. Arizona Statewide Incentive Grants (SIG)
Contact: Arizona Prevention Resource Center (480) 727-2772 or (800) 432-2772
viii. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Http Icon
ix. Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc. Http Icon

x. The Foundation Center Http Icon
xi. Flinn Foundation Http Icon
xii. Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. Fund
Contact : Public Affairs, JSS, 375 Park Ave., 5th fl., New York, NY 10152-0192
xii. Medtronic Foundation Http Icon
xiii. National Foundation for the Improvement of Education Http Icon
xiv. Training and Technical Assistance for Life Skills Training Program
Contact: OJJDP Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, (800) 638-8736 or Http Icon
xv. U. S. Department of Education Safe and Drug Free Schools Program Http Icon
i. Physical Education and Progress Act: United States Department of Education Http Icon
ii. Safe Schools/Healthy Students Grants Http Icon
iii. Cops in Schools Http Icon
iv. Elementary School Counseling Demonstration Program Http Icon
v. Grants to Reduce Student Suspensions and Expulsions, and Ensure Educational Progress of Suspended and Expelled Students Http Icon
vi. Middle School Drug Prevention and Safety Program Coordinators Http Icon
vii. Tolerance Education Grants Http Icon
viii. Drug-Free Communities Program Http Icon
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Meth Graphic 14. School Success with PBIS

This informational video is designed for schools and communities interested in implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) as an effective violence prevention strategy. The DVD highlights successes of several Tucson Unified School District schools using PBIS. Running time: 12 minutes.

PBIS in Tucson Unified School District

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