The Nebraska Department of Education is creating a comprehensive School Safety Task Force to review current school safety, security, and preparedness practices and identify evidence-based strategies and impactful solutions to ensure Nebraska’s schools remain safe. Applications for this task force has been closed. Read more information on the task force.
Safe2HelpNE Toll Free Number 833-980-7233
Toll Free Nebraska Number: 833-980-7233
LB 322 infographic (pdf)
Safe2Help Frequently Asked Questions
Register your School for Safe2Help
Contact Jay Martin at email@example.com with any questions or concerns regarding Safe2Help registration.
Schools can now register for Safe2Help and have access to the K-12 Threat Assessment Teams website and resources without meeting any prerequisites. NDE, the PPC, and Boys Town will work with districts to help identify times to get members of your threat assessment team trained as we move forward.
EOP Training Dates for 2023
For more information about the EOP Trainings, and to register, contact EOP Specialist Scott Stemper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-309-4053
Annual Suicide Prevention Training for School Personnel
Developing Your EOP Plan
New Dates Set for Basic Threat Assessment Training
Additional Basic Threat Assessment trainings offered
Register here: https://www.esupdo.org
PFA Spring 2023 Training Dates
|Various Safety Trainings – on Zoom, unless noted otherwise||Date||Registration or Times Available|
|Threat Assessment Level 3: Threat Management – Hybrid: ESU 17 and Zoom||March 22, 2023||Register here|
|PFA Level 1||April 18, 2023||Register here|
|PFA Level 2||May 2, 2023||Register here|
|PFA Level 3||June 5, 2023||Register here|
|EOP Virtual Training||June 6 – 7, 2023||Contact Scott Stemper at email@example.com to register|
|Basic Threat Assessment – Hybrid: At ESU 7 and Zoom||June 13-14, 2023||Register here|
|Threat Assessment Level 3: Threat Management – Hybrid: At ESU 6 and Zoom||June 15, 2023||Register here|
|EOP Virtual Training||June 20 – 21, 2023||Contact Scott Stemper at firstname.lastname@example.org to register|
|Basic Threat Assessment – Hybrid: At ESU 2 and Zoom||August 7-8, 2023||Register here|
|Threat Assessment Level 2: Threat Communication – Hybrid: Location TBD and Zoom||August 10, 2023||Register here|
Please note: The goal of this training is to assist schools to build Psychological First Aid (PFA) support teams. PFA is the suggested component of the recovery process of your Emergency Operations Plan. The PFA response can help staff and students recover from a broad range of distressful reactions to crisis incidents.
This training is designed for staff who have served or plan to serve on the Crisis Response team and is provided at no cost to schools.
Safety and Security Standards Adopted June 3, 2016
Safety & Security Standards Self-Assessment
Safety & Security Standards Technical Assistance Guide (Best Practices)
Help, my child is being bullied (PDF)
Bullying en espanol 2.1 (Spanish)
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Strategies
Standard Response Protocol training is available for all schools in Nebraska. Contact Jolene Palmer at the Nebraska Department of Education to set up a training in your area.
Dr. Mario Scalora and Dr. Denise Bulling of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center are partnering with Dr. Jolene Palmer, the Nebraska Department of Education Safety and Security Director, to conduct basic and advanced threat assessment training for Nebraska schools. The training is sponsored by local Educational Service Units in all areas of the state and features guidelines created by the Public Policy Center that translate the science and practice of threat assessment for use by local school and community teams. Participants in the training include educators, administrators, law enforcement, mental health, public health, and human resource professionals around the state of Nebraska. This training utilizes a threat assessment strategy specifically tailored for rural settings and other schools with limited resources.
Child Abuse and Neglect developed by Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services