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resources to maximize safety of people and facilities in Adventist education, including communication, procedures, equipment

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    A Little Paranoia Can Go a Long Way Preschool-Grade 12
    It is crucial to follow policy anytime students are taken off school property, both for their safety and for legal protection.

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    Adventist Risk Management Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventist Risk Management (ARM) provides professional risk management service in the areas of risk control consultation and education, property/casualty insurance, health care claims adjudication and personal risk services.

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    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

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    Avoiding Claims of Negligence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Suggestions for how principals and teachers can reduce successful claims of negligence.

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    Can You Hear Me Now? Psychological Issues in School Violence at Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    School violence is everyone's problem. This article provides an overview of the psychological issues in school violence, and provides practical suggestions for proactively preventing violence. Table 1 lists characteristics of school attacks and attackers....

  • CDC Center for Injury Prevention & Control Preschool-Grade 12
    Access information about home & recreational safety, injury response, motor vehicle safety, traumatic brain injury, violence prevention, data and statistics.

  • Center for Safe Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    "The Center for Safe Schools provides technical assistance and links to resources for the prevention of school violence as well as for recovery after traumatic events." Web-based resources include tips for talking to children after a disaster (for...

  • Child Abuse & Neglect - Canadian Child Welfare Information Gateway Preschool-Grade 12
    This Canadian site provides "resources about child maltreatment, including definitions, signs and symptoms, statistics and prevalence, types of child abuse and neglect, risk and protective factors, the impact on individuals and society, and child fatalities."

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    Child Protection in Independent Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Given the relationship between a person’s emotional development, their faith development and the experiences during the early years of their lives, it is vital for the Christian school to do all it can to ensure that students are kept safe from...

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    Child Safety Resource List Preschool-Grade 12
    This list links to resources on various aspects of child safety.

  • Child Welfare Preschool-Grade 8
    Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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    Coping with the Unthinkable - Violence in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    School violence is a fact. The causes must be recognized to ensure the safety of teachers and students. Few schools have developed procedures to prevent or deal with the consequences of violence. Programs are needed to prevent violence, to deal with psychological...

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    Curbing Violence in Schools - Implications for Christian Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "A safe and supportive school environment is necessary for enhancing and nurturing students’ gifts, talents, and abilities. Within the last ten years, however, there has been a dramatic increase in violent confrontations within school environments...

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    Eternal Health and Safety Issues, Volume 3, Issue 2 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    When planning for a class excursion or outing, a teacher is ever aware of the safety factors to be considered while away from school, in addition to the usual school safety issues. This article suggests several spiritual risks to consider as students daily...

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    Eternal Health and Safety Issues, Volume 4, Issue 1 Preschool-Tertiary
    Chaplains and teachers share in the role of ensuring the eternal safety of their students. This article briefly explores what that responsibility entails and how it compares to the job of those who care for the physical safety of students.

  • Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Farm Safety 4 Just Kids promotes a safe farm environment for kids. Find tips to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth. Provides links to other farm and agricultural safety sites and activities.

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    Insurance 101 - Is Your Campus Properly Insured? Preschool-Tertiary
    Insurance coverage is required by the General Conference Working Policy and should be handled by the treasurer at the union, conference, or mission level. School administrators should carefully review policies to understand their responsibilities and the scope...

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    Is Your Science Laboratory Safe? Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special science issue examines science laboratory safety issues. Types of commonly occurring laboratory accidents include burns, injuries, and poisoning. Science instructors must continually stress safety guidelines, have a well stocked...

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    JAE Editorial: School Safety Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can Adventist Christian educators ensure that principles of love, peace, kindness, gentleness supersede bullying, threatening, hitting or stealing within their school environments? Paul E. Plummer addresses the need for vigilance in addressing the increasingly...

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    JAE Legal Update: A Primer on Negligence Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The number of lawsuits in the educational system is increasing. Negligence cases are discussed. Teachers need to know about tort law and legal responsibility to prevent lawsuits. Classrooms must be kept safe for children.

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    JAE Legal Update: Insuring Your Students' Safety Kindergarten-Grade 12
    John Trimarchi addresses how schools and organizations can reduce risk by maintaining student accident and public liability insurance. Topics covered include: primary coverage, excess coverage, public liability insurance, supervision, field trips, day care...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: U.S. Average Public Teacher Salaries Top $30,000 for 1989-1990; New Laws Ban Corporal Punishment; Why College Tuition is...

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    Keeping Everyone Healthy at School - Prevention, the Best Treatment Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Since teachers spend many hours each day with students, they are in an excellent position to detect early physical and/or behavioral changes that may indicate an illness or infection, and thus prevent its spread. This article explains infectious disease indicators...

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    Keeping Students Safe in Chemistry Class Grade 9-Tertiary
    Creating interactive active learning environments that are safe requires intentional teacher preparation, organization and procedures in the classroom, managing and disposing of chemicals, and fire safety. The role of teacher and students during learning activities...

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    Making a Difference - Preventing and Dealing with Child Abuse Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn how to help with the global child abuse problem. Sections including recognizing the forms of child abuse, protecting the Adventist school campus (including higher education), counting the costs, putting integrity first, corporal punishment, creating...

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    Making Students Bulletproof - Resilience, the Paradigm of Hope Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there anything teachers and administrators can do to limit at-risk behaviors in teens and young adults? This article examines recent research that shows how schools can make a difference by creating an environment that strengthens students' resiliency,...

  • National School Safety Center USA Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence."

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    Oregon Conference Risk Management Forms & Brochures Preschool-Grade 12
    The Oregon Conference Risk Management webpage provides downloadable forms and brochures on many safety topics, including school safety & self-inspection, school safety officer job description, and child protection.

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    Pacific Union Student Medical Record Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download a copy of the student medical record for Adventist schools in the North American Division Pacific Union Conference.

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    Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Illness at School - Part I Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This two-part article provides information to help educators maintain a healthier school environment. In this first part, Herring and Jones outline ways to minimize contamination and spread of disease at school. The symptoms of the common cold, influenza A,...

  • Safe Families Preschool-Grade 12
    Safe Families provides free internet filtering software, workshops overcoming pornography addiction and online resources for parents, pastors and non-profit organizations.

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    Safety First - Creating a Safe Environment at School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Every Adventist teacher and educational administrator must implement strategies that will enhance their students’ safety at school. Adventist schools must provide a safe and appropriate environment for students to grow and develop into active members...

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    Safety for Your School Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention presentation covered "the broad scope of Adventist Rick Management's Risk Control Plan. Participants [learned] the elements of how to create a plan, how to understand the plan, and how to put the plan to work."

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    Safety Issues in K-12 Science Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation notes key safety issues for science teachers in K-12 classrooms and how to solve them. Sources for safety information are included.

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    School Safety -- Your Christian Responsibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What are the most critical safety concerns in a school environment? Supervision, child labor laws, and fire safety are areas of liability examined. Areas of supervision include shops and labs, physical education, field trips utilizing private transportation,...

  • Science Classroom & Lab Safety Sample Contract Grade 5-Grade 12
    A two-page sample which could be adapted for your science students and their parents/guardians to clearly understand the important of safety, and commit to adhering to all safety guidelines to continue in this class.

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    The Hidden Menace - Health Hazards in Our Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In order to protect students and employees from health hazards, school boards and administrators must be aware of the dangers and then be prepared to take action when they occur. Health hazards include unsafe drinking water, schools constructed on or near...

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    The Importance of Sun Safety for School-Aged Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Teachers need to be knowledgeable about the dangers of sun exposure and to teach children and parents sun-safety practices and employ them themselves. Issues examined include ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moles, sun vulnerability, sun protection, and sunscreen...

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    Tips - School Safety Checklist Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Use this list of questions to find out if your school could be doing more to ensure the safety of every student and employee in your educational facility. This school safety checklist was developed by Education Development Center, Inc.

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    Tornado! Lightning! Fire! When the Alarm Goes Off, What Happens at Your School? Grade 9-Tertiary
    School staff members need to work together as a team to develop an emergency response plan for a school before a disaster strikes. Risk management professionals outline the importance of drills, maintaining an emergency supply list, going through a fire prevention...

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    When Your Schoolhouse Burns! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schander lists several emergency preparedness tips for fire safety, using an example of when a local school burned down.