School Violence Prevention Policy And Emergency Response Plan

1464 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
All schools work to prevent school violence and help to make schools safe places. Students, staff, and parents all have an important role in promoting school safety. After reviewing the current violence prevention policy and emergency response plan for my school, I noticed several strengths and weaknesses, critical areas that need to be addressed, and laws that were not being enforced. To start this plan, I am going to review the information that was gleamed from our current policy. STRENGTHS OF THE CURRENT PLAN
The current policy stressed the importance of communication in the case of an emergency. This section of the plan provided transparent, effective internal and external communication action steps between the school, staff, students, parents, the community, emergency responders and media. Another important component of the communication section highlighted alternative means to provide updates in case of a failure of power, phone or other lines of communication. In this event, parents have the option of receiving and email or text message from the principal. In addition, strength of this plan included prevention strategies that involved receiving hands-on training from local law enforcement. To me, this was a great asset because this allows the staff to engage in non-violent conflict resolution and builds comradery between the staff and law enforcement. In conjunction, this plan highlighted the important of after trauma treatment. To deal with the aftermath of…

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