Strengthening School-Parent Partnerships for Enhanced Safety

October 25, 2023


School Safety Today podcast, presented by Raptor Technologies.

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, host Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Missy Dodds, speaker and trainer for Safe and Sound Schools, a national non-profit school safety advocacy and resource center. They discussed the pivotal role parents play in advocating for and ensuring the safety of their children within the educational environment and how schools can strengthen the school-parent partnership to enhance safety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ways to build an effective school-parent partnership around school safety.
  • How schools can offer tools and resources to parents to educate them about school safety and mental health support.
  • Opportunities for collaborative relationship building with community organizations to enhance the support they offer to parents.

Missy also shared her personal experience of being a high school math teacher when a school shooting occurred on March 21, 2005. She discusses the traumatic events of that day and the years of healing, including dealing with PTSD.

Written by Theresa Sullivan.

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