Violence in Schools

Violence in Schools
Violence in Schools


Active shooters in hospitals, school shootings, and random acts of foreign and domestic terrorism have forced a widening aperture for national preparedness, and [school] nurses are involved in responding to the care needs of victims of these events (Lavin et al., 2017). As school professionals, all staff share the same responsibility to prevent school violence and always ensure the safety of everyone at the school. Here are some resources to assist with understanding how to identify potential for violence in schools.

NASN Resources

School Emergency Triage Training

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National Guidelines

Fast Fact: Preventing School Violence | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Violence Prevention: Youth Violence

Additional Resources

Lavin RP, Veenema TG, Calvert WJ, Grigsby SR, Cobbina J. Nurse leaders’ response to civil unrest in the urban core. Nursing Administration Quarterly. 2017;41(2):164–169. [PMC free article]

School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) | U.S. Department of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

If You See Something, Say Something® | U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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