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At Crime Stoppers we know that the 2020-2021 school year will look like no year before. With all the unknowns, uncertainties, and anxiety that may arise from having to make tough and ever-changing decisions, we encourage you now more than ever to lean on community resources.  At Crime Stoppers, our mission has been during the pandemic and will continue to be as we enter the school year, to remain at steady resource for our community just as we have been for the past 40 years. We are working hard to provide all programming we have in the past in a safe and accessible manner as well as create new and innovative ways to keep our community safe! The health and safety of your family will always remain our top priority. As we enter this school year in a whole new way, we hope public safety will be in the forefront of your mind.  School safety presentations should not fall short on the list of importance. During these unprecedented times, students are facing unforeseen safety concerns as they use devices more than ever before and battling new mental health struggles.

The Safe School Team is paying very close attention to the effect COVID-19 has on students and are modifying our presentation points to fit the current era of concern. We are prepared to use new curriculum and lessons to promote personal safety as students navigate virtually learning, face new cyberbullying trends, and adapt to a school setting without their peers and trusted adults nearby. Educators are often the first people to spot signs of child abuse, recognize when a student is exhibiting signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, and are on the frontlines empowering students to take their physical and emotional safety seriously. At Crime Stoppers, we are working hand and hand with educators, administrators, and school-based law enforcement to provide new information, guidelines and best-practices.

As we start the 2020 Fall Semester, the Safe School Institute is here to assist with all aspects of school safety and prevention. We realize that every district has their own guidelines, procedures, start-dates, and best-practices in the months to come. In turn, we will accommodate the needs for each district accordingly. We will be offering all of our FREE prevention education presentations (Cyber Safety, Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Teen Dating Safety, Substance Use Prevention, etc.) virtually and in-person to continue to support school campuses in this time of need.

The Safe School Institute and the Safe Community Program have a new Menu of Services detailing the presentations offered for students, educators, parents, and the community. There are three new Safe School presentations, and three new Cyber Safety breakout presentations for adults. As times change, come new public safety concerns. In turn, Crime Stoppers of Houston Programs will grow and adapt to keep students and the community safe, informed, and equipped to handle new circumstances.

When scheduling a presentation, please use this link: https://crime-stoppers.org/presentation_request The Presentation Request Form will walk you through the information needed to schedule a virtual or in-person presentation. You will receive an email to confirm your request and ask for any additional information necessary to complete the booking. For virtual presentations, our team can create a presentation link specific to the presentation, date, and time or we can join an existing virtual classroom. If your campus already has an existing procedure in place for virtual visitors/presenters, we will follow accordingly. For in-person presentation, we will follow all health guidelines upon arrival to ensure the health and safety of those around us.

We are all taking on new challenges every day. Crime Stoppers is your resource and solution as we work to educate students, parents, school staff, and the community at large on critical public safety topics impacting your lives every day. We look forward to working with all this school year!

Posted by on 18 Aug 2020