This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares information about an upcoming webinar on resources for enhancing physical security in schools, links to ISBE's information on the REACH statewide initiative, and lists upcoming conferences.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Upcoming Webinar on Enhancing Physical Security in Schools

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is hosting a webinar on June 28 at 2:00 PM CST on preventing and protecting against physical attacks and threats in K-12 schools.

"The webinar will feature presentations from the CISA School Safety Task Force, Office for Bombing Prevention, Critical Infrastructure Exercises, and Security Programs, who will provide an overview of the threats schools face when it comes to physical security, as well as the CISA resources available for school personnel to help address and prevent these threats.
Members of the K-12 school community, including superintendents, principals, administrators, school resource officers, local law enforcement, and school staff are encouraged to attend. Representatives and staff from education, school safety, and emergency management organizations are also invited to participate."

For more information and to register, click here.
REACH Statewide Initiative

The Illinois State Board of Education is promoting the Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing (REACH) statewide initiative. The initiative "trains educators, school mental health professionals, and community members to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and address students' social-emotional and mental health needs." For more information, click here.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program