Prevention & Mitigation

  • SRO reading to students

    There are many ways that the CHCCS district works to prevent and mitigate crisises on and off district campuses.

    Emotional Safety

    Campus safety and security efforts are frequently focused on the tangible: physical location and safety of students and staff. However, the intangible (mental wellness and emotional safety) of those on our campuses is also critical to a successful school experience. Through the efforts listed below and more, CHCCS works to create a safe emotional environment for students.

    • Anti-Bullying programs/efforts- link to district bullying policy
    • Restorative Practices training/efforts
    • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
    • School cultures of inclusivity and affirmation:  “hate has no home here”
    • Counseling program
    • Sandy Hook, Start with Hello Program
    • Mental Health
      • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
      • Trauma Informed Schools
      • School Care Teams


    Physical Safety

    Through staff training and district programs, CHCCS actively works to prevent the occurance of crisises.

    • Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
    • Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)
    • Effective student supervision
    • Substance Abuse Student Assistance Program
    • Risk Assessment for Violence
    • Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    • Suicide Intervention Response
    • Child Abuse, Sexual Assault Awareness and Support training
    • SART-Sexual Assault Response Team
    • Alternative Education
    • Boomerang
    • Behavior Support Services and Functional Behavior Plans
    • See Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS)


    Environmental Safety

    Facilities and Safe Schools works hand-in-hand to make sure district campuses and facilities are safe places for all.

    • Physical Environment
      • Safe Havens recommendations
      • Safe Schools Committee
      • Cameras
      • Safety audits
      • Playground inspections
      • Asbestos inspections
      • Health inspections
      • Chemical hygiene plan
    • Instructional Environment
      • Strong academic environment
      • Technology acceptable use protocols
    • Physical Health
      • Health and Behavioral Training Modules for staff
      • Healthful living program
      • Athletic trainers
    • Disciplinary Environment
      • Effective and objective