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MCSS serves as a clearinghouse for resources related to a wide range of school safety issues including but not limited to, bullying, internet safety and substance abuse. In an effort to keep our students, parents, school officials and law enforcement informed and empowered, we have assembled a searchable library of resources that shed light on these problems and provide guidance on how to address and prevent them.

Infographic detailing stats about transportation related child deaths and ways to prevent them.
Definitive Child Road Safety Guide
2015 Source: Visualistan

Infographic detailing stats about transportation related child deaths and strategies to keep kids safe on the road.

Topics: Transportation Safety
Age Group: PreK K12 Infographic
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
2015 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Violence Prevention in Schools
Age Group: K12 Website
Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" To Gangs
2015 Source: National Institute of Justice

A NIJ-funded evaluation finds that a revised curriculum and greater attention to teacher training have resulted in an improved program for preventing gang membership and delinquency.

Topics: Gang Violence Violence Prevention in Schools
Age Group: K12 Study or Report
Cover of The Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions training toolkit
Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions: A Training Toolkit
2015 Source: Child Trends

The Bullying Prevention and Intervention in DC Educational Institutions training toolkit is a comprehensive package of guides, presentation slides, scenarios and self-assessments for schools or other entities to train their staff on how to prevent and respond to incidents of bullying. 

Topics: Bullying
Age Group: K12 Toolkit
Marijuana: Facts for Teens
2015 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

A booklet with some brief summaries of marijuana research findings that will help teens make smart choices.

Topics: Alcohol & Underage Drinking Binge Drinking, Hazing & Substance Abuse
Age Group: K12 College Study or Report
Maryland Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies
2015 Source: StopBullying.gov

A list of policies and laws related to anti-bullying in Maryland that includes links to the state model policy and to more information on state laws that cover bullying.

Topics: Bullying Sexual Harassment
Age Group: K12 Legislation
Supporting College Completion for Students Experiencing Homelessness
2015 Source: National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

This NCHE issue brief explores how several colleges are supporting their homeless student populations with the intention of spotlighting promising practices that may be replicated at other post-secondary institutions across the country.

Topics: Homelessness
Age Group: College Study or Report
Cover of Homeless Children and Youth: Indicators on Children and Youth
Homeless Children and Youth
2015 Source: Child Trends

Report from Child Trends Data Bank that summarizes data from school districts and censuses of homeless shelters and temporary housing on homeless children and youth in the 2012-2013 school year.

Topics: Homelessness
Age Group: PreK K12 Study or Report
Cover of Preventing Violence: A Review of Research, Evaluation, Gaps, and Opportunities
Preventing Violence: A Review of Research, Evaluation, Gaps, and Opportunities
2015 Source: Child Trends

Rates of all types of violence have dropped in the U.S., but are high compared with other developed countries—and the numbers of children and youth affected are high. In this report, Child Trends reviews risk and protective factors for violence, and suggest opportunities for reducing it. 

Topics: Gang Violence Violence Prevention in Schools
Age Group: K12 Study or Report
Map: State Schools Nondiscrimination Laws
State Schools Nondiscrimination Laws
2015 Source: National Center for Transgender Equality

This map shows which states have clear protections against discrimination in education, typically with the inclusion of gender identity/expression in the state non-discrimination law. 

Topics: Gender Bias & LGBTQ
Age Group: K12 College Infographic