This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program links to St. Patrick's Day safety resources, shares information on upcoming grant opportunities, and promotes the upcoming Advanced Digital Threat Assessment class.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
St. Patrick's Day Safety

This Friday is St. Patrick's Day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "During the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18), more than a third (36%) of crash fatalities involved a drunk driver. In fact, from 2016 to 2020, 287 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day period."

NHTSA's Traffic Safety Marketing website provides a variety of promotional materials to encourage individuals to engage in safe drinking and driving practices, including playbook guides and graphics, banner ads, posters, and even a fact sheet and news release.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities for Mental Health Services in Schools

On March 10th the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced $25 million in funding is available to expand healthcare in schools, including mental health services. Applications are due by March 31st. To learn more about the grant opportunity, click here.

On February 27th, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) posted the Project AWARE grant "to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services." Applications are due by April 28th. To learn more about the grant, click here.
Upcoming Session of Advanced Digital Threat Assessment via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program is pleased to announce the class Advanced Digital Threat Assessment will be held on April 19th from 9:30 am-4:00 pm via Zoom. Building upon the Digital Threat Assessment class by Safer Schools Together, Advanced Digital Threat Assessment advances participants' understanding of finding and curating relevant digital information consistent with real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenarios. Significant engagement and hands-on practice will take place as participants are assembled into investigative teams and given a true-to-life mock scenario. For more information and to register, click here.

Illinois School and Campus Safety Program