Suicide Prevention

(posted 4.19.2017)

Regional Behavioral Health Authorities Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Contacts
https://goo.gl/cZ1qdY


§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section §79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(7) Overseeing suicide awareness and prevention training in public schools pursuant to section §79-2,146;

Suicide Awareness/Prevention for School Personnel,
NEBRASKA LB 923 FIVE YEAR PLAN
(posted 2.18.2015)

13 Reasons Why

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – 2016 Nebraska Fact Sheet

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Risk Factors and Warning Signs

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Model School District Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Suicide Prevention Strategies

National Institute of Mental Health – How Can Suicide Be Prevented?

Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention: Spotting the Signs and Helping a Suicidal Person

Warning Signs of Suicide

Women’s Health: Preventing Suicide

World Health Organization: Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention 2017-09-21T21:08:15+00:00

Nebraska State Statutes

§79-2,144-2,146

Safety and Security Plans

School Safety Standards

Security Assessment

School Security Deficiencies

Tools for Security Preparedness

Model Instructional Programs

Suicide Prevention

Tornado Preparedness

Inquiries and Requests for Assistance/Private & Non-Public

Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

§79-705

Nebraska State Fire Day

§28-311.06 & §28-311.07

Anti-Hazing

§79-2,137

Bullying Prevention

§79-2,141

Dating Violence Prevention

§79-267

Student Conduct

Nebraska Student Discipline Act

Nebraska State Statutes 2017-08-22T19:10:04+00:00

Bullying Prevention

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education bullying prevention website. This site has been developed to serve as a resource for schools, parents and community members to address the issue of bullying in schools.

Nebraska Department of Education staff are listed with contact information and a description of services available.

§79-2,137

School district; development and adoption of bullying prevention and education policy; review.

(1) The Legislature finds and declares that:

(a) Bullying disrupts a school’s ability to educate students; and

(b) Bullying threatens public safety by creating an atmosphere in which such behavior can escalate into violence.

(2) For purposes of this section, bullying means any ongoing pattern of physical, verbal, or electronic abuse on school grounds, in a vehicle owned, leased, or contracted by a school being used for a school purpose by a school employee or his or her designee, or at school-sponsored activities or school-sponsored athletic events.

(3) On or before July 1, 2009, each school district as defined in section 79-101 shall develop and adopt a policy concerning bullying prevention and education for all students.

(4) The school district shall review the policy annually.

 


Did you know? 

  • Studies show that between 15-25% of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency (“sometimes or more often”) while 15-20% report that they bully others with some frequency. (Melton et al, 1998; Nansel et al, 2001.) When asked if they have been bullied at all during their school years, 75% of students reported that they had experienced some form of bullying (Hoover, Oliver, & Hazler, 1992).

  • Bullying tends to peak in transition years – moving from elementary to middle school and middle to high school. (Pellegrini, 2002; Swearer, 2004.)

Something to Think About

  • “Teachers, are you a bully?” A school administrator, commenting on his district’s decision to include teacher behavior in its anti-bullying policy, complained that it would be difficult to distinguish between bullying behavior and classroom management strategies. What about you? Can you tell the difference between behavior management and a bully? Read more on the Bullying Fact Sheet Series

Bullies Target Obese Kids


Excerpt from the State Board of Education Anti-Bullying Policy
(December 2015)

The State Board of Education believes that Nebraska schools should provide physically safe and emotionally secure environments for all students and staff sustained through relationship building among staff, students, and community. It is the goal of the State Board of Education, through this policy, to support behavior leading to positive learning and teaching environments.

The State Board defines positive behaviors as those which promote respect, cooperation, empathy, tolerance, courtesy, self-regulation, non-violence, and relationship building, toward all students and staff in the learning and teaching environment.

Click here for full text of the Board of Education Policy and Implementation Plan.


 USDE 8.20.13


The Nebraska Department of Education offers this website to provide awareness and resources that help schools prevent bullying and provide safe and secure environments. Click on the topics in the column on the left for bullying prevention information.

Bullying Prevention Site Information

 

 

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Nebraska School Safety

§79-2,144

The state school security director appointed pursuant to section 79-2,143 shall be responsible for providing leadership and support for safety and security for the public schools. Duties of the director include, but are not limited to:

(3) Conducting an assessment of the security of each public school building, which assessment shall be completed by August 31, 2017

Steps to the Security Assessment for all school buildings:

NDE Security Self-Assessment

Safety Security Technical Assistance Guide

Paper version: Security Self-Assessment

Other details for the security assessment.

 

Safety and Security Standards


 

 

 

Standard Response Protocol

SRP Promo

SRP Training (posted 8.18.2016)


 

Nation’s Leading Suicide Prevention Organization Warns Parents about Social Media Game that Increases Risk of Suicide

 
13 Reasons Why (posted 4.26.2017)
 
Nebraska School Safety 2017-09-21T21:04:53+00:00
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