Menu of Services
The Safe School Institute delivers all three levels of prevention to its constituents: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Our goal is to effectively adapt to the desires and needs of a given school at the time they request our services. Some may be interested in hearing more about signs and symptoms of violence and how students and teachers can prevent a dangerous situation; others may want to learn more about mental health risks, gun violence, or how to identify child abuse. We are committed to reaching our audience whenever they are able whether it be during school hours or outside of school hours, on campus or at a summer camp, service organization, or religious meeting. Whatever their needs are, the Safe School Institute is available at no cost to provide a customized format that addresses those needs.
The following is a menu of current Safe School Institute programs available to students, parents, school staff, law enforcement, and other agencies:
Multimedia presentations promote personal safety to aid students in avoiding victimization and deter delinquency. Satisfies state mandate TEC §38.004(b) (Approximately 30-45 minutes). Topics offered:
Alcohol (Underage Drinking) – exposes teen drinking and driving. This video is used to discuss peer pressure, alternatives and consequences. (High School)
Animal Safety – uses four scenes to discuss animal safety, animal cruelty and pet care. (All ages)
Bullying – depicts a bullying situation to discuss possible solutions, how to be an ally and how to avoid victimization. (Elementary & Middle School)
Child Abuse/Neglect – reveals a neglectful situation used to talk about abuse, runaways, kidnapping and potential dangers of those circumstances. (Middle & High School)
Counter-Terrorism – explains the approach to our three-stage Community-Based Counter-Terrorism program: prevention, detection, intervention. Ensures students recognize indicators of dangerous behavior in other students and understand when and where to take their concerns. Emphasizes joking or not, terroristic threats are illegal. (Middle & High School)
Cyberbullying – portrays a student being cyberbullied. Discuss possible cyber-bullying situations, potential outcomes of inaction and suggested solutions and support. Emphasizes David’s Law. (Middle & High School)
Cyber Safety – educates students on actual and potential online threats including highlighting the tools predators use, cyberbullying, digital reputation and revealing too much information online. (Primary: K-2nd Grade, 3rd-4th Grade. Tweens: 4th-6th Grade. Teens: 7th-12th Grade)
Domestic Violence – uses a bystander’s point of view to discuss domestic violence and potential outcomes. (High School)
Drugs/School Violence – illustrates a scenario when drugs are on campus and discusses implications on school safety and bystanders. (Middle & High School)
Human Trafficking – depicts a student being lured to discuss human trafficking, what it could look like for students and what they can do. (Middle & High School)
Mental Health – educates students on the importance of mental health, the very real risks and realities of poor mental health, and how they should handle concerns with their own mental health or the mental health of other students (Middle & High School)
Prom Safety – covers the inception of prom, healthy relationships, boundaries, consent, underage drinking, drugs, consequences and tips on keeping students and their friends safe. (High School)
Teen Dating Safety – shows four dating circumstances to lead discussion on healthy/unhealthy relationships, how to set boundaries, spot red flags and what to do. (Middle & High School)
Tip Line – educates students on crime prevention, current trends in criminal activity, how to identify threats and potential dangers, and how to safely and anonymously report a tip to Crime Stoppers. (All ages)
Sexual Misconduct – defines types of victimization, relationships, consent, coercion and boundaries. Explains related laws, how to monitor your own behavior, and how to seek help. Emphasizes protection offered through Title IX. (Middle & High School)
Special Needs – uses messaging tailored to a special needs audience to communicate the necessary safety issue and provide appropriate ways to protect themselves from crime and victimization. (All ages)
Keeping Your Kids Safe (Approximately 60 minutes). Topics offered:
Cyber Safety – With children online more than ever, learn about current cyber trends and new apps & games. Review safety settings and restrictions. Review laws as they relate to cyber safety.
Drugs & Alcohol– Presentation covers current trends that teens are faced with. Implications, laws and peer pressure are discussed as well as alternatives and consequences.
Human Trafficking – With the average age of a human trafficking victim being 13, it is important to learn about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in our city and schools. This eye-opening presentation covers victims, traffickers, tips on how to avoid victimization and how to report suspected abuse.
Mental Health – With school security on the hearts and minds of parents across the country, learn why it is important for our schools to develop a campus-wide sensitivity to very real mental health risks and realities. Learn how to encourage positive emotional wellbeing in our children, how to identify poor mental health and red flags. how to prevent poor mental health, and how to handle concerns appropriately in partnership with school administration and law enforcement.
Teen Dating Safety/Violence – Dating and relationships are in the hearts and minds of our teens. Let’s set them up for success by discussing different types of relationships, setting boundaries and goals, spotting unhealthy behaviors and taking action.
School Staff Trainings
Bullying Prevention - Best practices on creating a bully-free climate, current laws, interventions, tips, practice identifying and responding to bullying. (Approximately 90 minutes) Satisfies state mandate TEC §21.451
The Cyber World and Its Impact on Mental Health - Exposes the world of social media and its effect on students’ daily lives. Criminals and ill-intentioned people use kids’ insecurities and vulnerabilities against them. Participants will see how easily sex traffickers are able to groom and students are able to bully other students while hiding behind a screen. (Approximately 60 minutes)
Reporting Disclosed and Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect - Signs and symptoms of all forms of child abuse, neglect and human trafficking discussed. Review of current laws, handling disclosures and required duties to respond. (Approximately 90 minutes) Satisfies state mandates TEC §38.0041 & TEC §38.004(2)
School Safety Summit -- a day-long event for school administrators and school-based law enforcement to discuss pertinent school safety topics. Offered yearly (Approximately 8 hours) TCOLE Credit
Law Enforcement Trainings
House Bill 2684 Training - Bill requires all school police officers serving in districts of 30,000 students or more (14 districts in Harris County) to complete 20 hours of youth-focused training. Offered quarterly (20 hours over 2 days) Satisfies House Bill 2684 mandates
School Safety Summit - a day-long event for school administrators and school-based law enforcement to discuss pertinent school safety topics. Offered yearly (Approximately 8 hours) TCOLE Credit