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Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

  • Kenneth S. Trump - National School Safety and Security Services, Cleveland, Ohio


April 2011 | 328 pages | Corwin
This is major revision of Ken Trump's two books combines Practical School Security and Classroom Killers into one new book.

This new book provides a well-thought-out, thorough guide to creating and implementing a workable safety and security plan for your school. The author covers all aspects of making (and keeping) a school safe and secure including internal school security, physical security, and the use of drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors. He provides practical, realistic advice you can use to make your school safer. Included are ideas for working with community leaders, police, parents, businesses, and political officials to improve school and community safety and security.

New topics include:

- Complete discussion of school emergency preparedness

- Bullying, harassment, hazing

- Major legislation, i.e. state mandates for various anti-bullying, security and safety activities, and new technology for safety


 
Disclaimer and Legal Notices
 
Foreword by Dr. Scott Poland
 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
I. Understanding and Managing School Safety
 
1. The Evolving Threats to School Security
The School Security Threat Continuum

 
Internal and External Threats to School Safety

 
Assessing Threats and Prioritizing Risk Reduction

 
Roller Coaster Awareness, Policy, and Funding: The Biggest Ongoing Threat to School Safety

 
 
2. The "Politricks" of School Security
Denial, Image, and Underreporting

 
Awkward Circumstances Encourage Downplaying of School Safety

 
Reality, Not Rhetoric

 
 
3. Comprehensive School Safety Planning and Leadership
School Safety as a Leadership Issue

 
Getting on the Same Page

 
Overcoming Denial

 
Financial Obstacles

 
School Safety as a Public Relations Tool

 
Community Ownership

 
Tools for Balance

 
Risk Reduction Framework

 
 
II. Proactive School Security: Focusing on Fundamentals
 
4. School Security Assessments
Assessment Definition and Use

 
Assessment Expectations, Best Practices, and Levels

 
Who Should Assess

 
Avoiding a Template Approach to School Security Assessments

 
Focus Assessments on More Than Hardware and Manpower

 
Evaluation Methods and Identifying Policy-Practice Disconnects

 
Areas That May Be Evaluated in a School Security Assessment

 
Benefits of Assessing

 
 
5. School Security Strategies and Issues
Administration Building, Board Meeting, and Support Site Security

 
Adult-Originated Violence

 
After-Hours School Security: Activities and Community Use of Schools

 
Arming Teachers and School Staff

 
Athletic and Large Event Security

 
Bomb Threats and Suspicious Devices

 
Cell Phones, Camera Phones, and Text Messaging

 
Computer Security Measures

 
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

 
Drug-Sniffing Dogs

 
Election Day Security

 
Elementary School Security and Aggression by Younger Students

 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and School Safety

 
Gangs

 
Hotlines and Other Anonymous Reporting

 
Lockers and Bookbags

 
Personal Safety

 
Personnel and Internal Security

 
Physical Security

 
Private, Independent, and Charter Schools

 
Probation Officers in Schools

 
School Resource Officers, School Police Departments, and School Security Departments

 
School Security Equipment: Metal Detectors, Cameras, and Other Technology

 
Sex Offenses

 
Student Involvement in School Safety Planning

 
Student Searches

 
Special Education and School Safety

 
Suicide

 
Tasers and School-Based Police Officers

 
Theft

 
Training Staff on School Security and Emergency Preparedness

 
Transportation Security

 
Trespassing

 
Truancy

 
Uniforms and Dress Codes

 
Vandalism

 
Zero Tolerance and School Discipline

 
 
6. Managing Bullying: Focusing on Supervision, Conduct Codes, School Climate, and Mental Health Strategies
Defining Bullying

 
Bullying: One Threat on a Broad Threat Continuum

 
The Mythical Attribution of Bullying as the Cause of School Shootings

 
Bullycide, the Media, and the Contagion Effect

 
Practical Anti-Bullying Strategies: Supervision, Security, Discipline, and Criminal Law

 
School Climate Strategies

 
Mental Health Support for Students

 
Cyberbullying and Sexting

 
Anti-Bullying Communication Strategies

 
Political Hijacking of Bullying for Broader Social and Political Interests

 
The Case Against Anti-Bullying Laws

 
 
7. Preparing Schools for Terrorism
The Terrorist Threat to Schools: Soft Targets

 
Domestic vs. International Terrorism

 
Overcoming the Denial, Fear, Politics, and Naysayers

 
Heightened Security Procedures for Schools

 
Biological and Chemical Threats

 
General Considerations in Times of Terrorism and War

 
 
8. Managing School Safety on Tight Budgets
Practical School Safety Considerations on Limited Budgets

 
Budgeting for School Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness

 
Low-Cost and No-Cost School Safety Strategies

 
 
9. Parents and School Safety
Practical Things Parents Can Do to Assess School Security and Emergency Preparedness

 
How Parents Can Reduce Child Safety Risks at Home

 
Steps Parents Can Take to Address School Safety Concerns

 
 
III. Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
 
10. Early Warning Signs of Violence
Concerns and Caveats

 
Checklists and Gurus

 
We Are Federal Agents and We Are Here to Help You

 
Early Warning, Timely Response

 
Frontline Observations

 
Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Issues

 
Another Call for Common Sense

 
 
11. Assessing and Managing Threats
Threat Assessment Protocol

 
Limitations

 
 
12. Lessons Learned From School Crisis Incidents
Be Prepared, Not Scared

 
Priority One: Emergency Preparedness

 
Prevention: An Equal Priority

 
Deal With Small Problems

 
School Climate

 
Overcoming Student Denial

 
A Switch From Snitch

 
Listen to Kids and Parents

 
Rely on Local Data

 
Why Suburban White Kids Kill

 
Train Emergency Service Personnel

 
Thinking Security When There Is Not a Crisis

 
Buyer Beware: Overnight Experts, Gurus, and Gadgets

 
 
13. Emergency Preparedness Planning and Preparation
Four Phases of Emergency Management

 
Normalization Nonsense

 
The Process

 
Emergency Guideline Documents

 
The Preparation

 
Pulling It All Together

 
 
14. Emergency Response and Crisis Management
Emergency Response: The First Half Hour

 
Roles and Responsibilities

 
Specific Considerations for Before, During, and After the Emergency Service Personnel Response

 
 
15. The Postcrisis Crisis: Managing Media and Parent Communications
Managing Cell Phones, Text Messaging, and Social Media

 
Developing Your Message: Parent Expectations After a Safety Incident

 
An Inside Look at The Business Side of Today's Media

 
Traditional School District Parent and Media Management: It Doesn't Work Today

 
Getting Out Front on School Safety Communications

 
Media Crisis Communications Guidelines

 
Crisis Credibility and Reputation Management

 
Lessons for the Media on Covering Ongoing Crises

 
 
16. Preparing for the Postcrisis Crisis: Managing Mental Health, Security, Financial, Operational Continuity, Liability, and School-Community Political Issues
Mental Health Support for Grief and Healing

 
Security and Emergency Preparedness Postcrisis Demands

 
Financial and Continuity Of Operations Plans for Crisis Response and Recovery

 
Litigation Preparedness

 
School-Community Postcrisis Politics

 
 
IV. Future Directions
 
17. State, Federal, and Academic Support for School Safety
State-Level Strategies

 
The Federal Role

 
Colleges of Education

 
Where to Now?

 
 
References
Recommended Readings

 
 
Index

"Finally, a comprehensive and common sense approach to school safety with practical nuts and bolts answers. Ken's book is a must read for every school safety leader in this country regardless of their level of experience or expertise. It is the kind of book one will use as a reference book time and time again."

Chuck Hibbert, Coordinator of Safety and Transportation Services
President, Hibbert Safe School Consulting, Indianapolis, IN

"Ken Trump has written the perfect follow-up to his last book, which dealt with how schools can prevent and manage school crises. Both books should be mandatory reading for principals and superintendents. The reader may expect honest, straightforward, and useful information and concepts."

Jack Martin, retired Supervisor of Security and Chief of Police
Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis, IN

"Every educator responsible for the safety and well being of students need to learn from this practical and comprehensive resource from Ken Trump. Ken’s experience provides the reader with the critical steps to take in preventing, managing, and dealing with the aftermath of a crisis. Much of his advice deals with building relationships with school, community, and government officials - a key element in crisis communications that is often overlooked until it is too late. Superintendents need to put this book on their principals’ reading list and discuss changes for their school districts."

Rich Bagin, Executive Director
National School Public Relations Association, Rockville, MD

“Ken Trump is a tremendously valuable resource in terms of security planning and best practices in keeping our students and faculty safe. His expertise and exceptionally thoughtful grasp of the way schools work make him an outstanding consultant for both private and public schools, and I recommend his book most enthusiastically.”

William Christ, Head of School
Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

"The book addresses the history of school safety, the complex and controversial realities of today, and considerations for the future. It is simply the best investment you can make to help keep your kids safe and healthy so that they can learn more and live better."

Dr. Stephen Sroka, President
Health Education Consultants, Lakewood, OH

"The emphasis on collecting data and working with community leaders and parents fills this book with practical assessments of common problems and solutions."

James A. Cox, Editor in Chief
The Midwest Book Review, August 2011

In Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning, Ken Trump has done a masterful job of providing an extensive and practical description of what schools need to do to help their students, staff, and campuses be safe, secure, and prepared for a wide variety of emergencies. An international expert in this area, Trump addresses such critical topics as school safety planning and leadership, school security strategies and procedures, and emergency readiness and planning. But he does this by providing the step-by-step check-lists that schools need to identify the “early warning signals” that can prevent many threats from becoming crises, and the “intervention and response” protocols that resolve and debrief these crises if they do occur. This is an essential guide for any district or school that wants to comprehensively evaluate its prevention and response system in the multifaceted areas related to school safety. The knowledge and experience reflected in this book will be relevant and should be heeded for many years to come.

Howie Knoff, President
Project ACHIEVE

I would like access to Instructor's supplements if available for the instructor Ken Pryor. Please advise as to the options available for powerpoint, testbanks, etc.

Mrs Sharon McElyea
EMS, Lincoln Trail College
January 25, 2013
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Key features

Readers will find straight-to-the-point information on school security and emergency preparedness. The book first looks at threats to school security and the politics surrounding it, and then moves right into the nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises.

Updates on topics in this book will be added to the author's web site at www.schoolsecurity.org. For timely and breaking updates on current trends, hot topics, free resources, news, opinion, and interactive dialogue on the latest developments in the school safety field, visit Trump's blog at www.schoosecurityblog.com and sign-up for daily email alerts.

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