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School Safety and Bullying Prevention

Comprehensive Safe Schools Planning

The Prevention Programs Department of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) provides training and technical assistance for Region 6 of the California Schools/Law Enforcement Partnership (SLEP).  The region encompasses Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties.  Annual trainings coordinated as part of this role include a Comprehensive Safe Schools Planning (CSSP) Workshop, School Crisis Response Seminar and Bullying Prevention Training.  Specialized trainings and guest speakers are also provided when possible to strengthen the school safety and emergency readiness throughout the region.

Bullying Prevention

In recent years, a few laws regarding school bullying prevention policies went into effect.  These laws include: AB 9, AB 1156 and AB 680.  For the full text of these laws, visit and search for each bill by number.  Some of this legislation may require districts to update school safety policies to include specific bullying prevention and intervention plans.  Please review the additional references listed here and contact vbauman [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org (Vicki Bauman), Director III, Prevention Programs if you have any questions.

Improving School Climate

California Safe and Supportive Schools   State-of-the-art practices, strategies and programs for improving school climate with practical recommendations for school staff, parents, and community members.  Based on current research in education, school psychology, and other related disciplines.

Climate Connection Toolkit  Toolkit outlines no– and low–cost practical strategies for examining your school’s climate, including the  social and physical environment of your school.

Subscribe to the California Safe and Supportive Schools Newsletter  The California Safe and Supportive Schools Newsletter is provided through a partnership between the California Department of Education and WestEd. Its purpose is to disseminate current information about, and provide educators with, learning supports for school climate assessment and intervention, including up-to-date information on California's School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey System (CalSCHLS).


Additional References:

The Stanislaus County Office of Education Prevention Programs Department is pleased to offer trainings to support student wellness and school safety, and include School Safety Planning Workshops, School Crisis Response Training and Bullying Prevention.  Trainings are conducted by department staff and partners who have been trained to deliver the programs and have project experience in the content area.  These programs can be scheduled in school, community or workplace settings and are available to any organization interested in hosting.  Unless other arrangements are made with SCOE, host agencies will be responsible for participant recruitment and registration, facility reservation and room setup.  SCOE can provide all necessary equipment if the designated training room does not have a built in system that meets the needs of the training.  The costs listed below for each training program cover trainer fees and local travel (within Stanislaus County).  Additional costs for participant materials are listed where applicable.  Some of the training programs listed below can be tailored for specific audience groups and customized with district-specific data and activities.  Please contact us for more information on these and other specialized services available to assist you in insuring student wellness and school safety.

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