Applying 2022 State of School Safety Findings to the 2022-23 School Year

Fostering a safe environment for kids to learn is a priority for many. To discuss the 2022 State of School Safety findings, host Michelle Dawn Mooney spoke with Michele Gay, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools.

Safe and Sound Schools was founded shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, which claimed 26 lives, including Gay’s first grade daughter. She reflected, “We have, you know, found a lot of inspiration in our little girl, and one of the things that inspires most about her to this day is her love of school.”

In honor of their daughter, Gay built an organization dedicated to providing the tools, resources, and guidance to support communities around the country and world. She added, “So that they can ensure that everybody is safe and sound and school can continue, which I’m positive is something that my little girl shines upon.”

Most recently, Safe and Sound Schools published the 2022 State of School Safety Report which is a survey providing responses from  school stakeholders, including law enforcement, school professionals, community members, parents, and students. This includes, “…Everybody and anybody who has to do with school because that, in our estimation, is how we can really get a handle on the issues and the challenges that our schools are facing,” said Gay. This survey aims to host and reflect a national conversation on school safety concerns. Gay added, “But also one of the most exciting things I think I see every year after the release of this report, is how it recharges the local level conversations. That’s where real change happens.”

Creating active local leadership allows public engagement on topics to increase which can lead to change that can trickle up. Gay noted one of the survey’s key takeaways was the “people first” approach, “…What I mean by that is…that people are the most valuable resource. That’s what our school stakeholders want to prioritize.”

Using a people first approach allows professionals to support reports, provide interventions, and host mental health awareness sessions for communities. In turn, this helps the community identify and assess potential behavioral risks or threats in the community and ultimately helps improve safety.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

global food supply
GreenOnyx’s Clean & Efficient Farming is Key to Global Food Supply Solutions
June 21, 2024

Global food supply chains are under unprecedented pressure from climate change and geopolitical tensions, making sustainable and nutritious food sources more critical than ever. With only a small fraction of the global population consuming the minimum recommended phytonutrients essential for health, innovative solutions are urgently needed. Can scalable solutions in agricultural technology ensure a…

Read More
holistic content operations
Team Alignment and Clear Objectives Drive Holistic Content Operations in Life Sciences
June 20, 2024

Understanding holistic content operations is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment, where effective content management can be the key to success. Holistic content operations encompass the end-to-end processes that ensure content is created, reviewed, and distributed efficiently. A well-structured content operations strategy can significantly enhance organizational workflows and team morale. What exactly constitutes holistic…

Read More
promotional claims
Aligning, Appraising, and Simplifying Scientific Data Strengthens Promotional Claims
June 20, 2024

The pharmaceutical industry faces the challenge of converting complex medical and scientific information into clear, effective promotional claims. This process is critical as it balances the need for accurate scientific communication with the requirement for impactful marketing. The stakes are high, as promotional materials must adhere to stringent regulatory standards while also appealing to…

Read More
promotional review meetings
Defining Goals, Leveraging Technology, and Planning Ahead are Essential for Successful Promotional Review Meetings
June 20, 2024

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands effective review of promotional content. Ensuring all promotional materials are compliant, accurate, and impactful has become crucial. This necessity has given rise to structured promotional review meetings, a trend essential for maintaining quality and compliance in marketing efforts. These meetings facilitate collaboration, ensure adherence to regulatory standards, and help…

Read More