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A Parent’s Guide to School Safety

The Texas School Safety Center understands that school safety is a primary concern for parents and guardians. A Parent’s Guide to School Safety introduces key school safety topics, highlights relevant Texas laws, and provides specific information that you and your child need to know. The guidance and resources will equip you with how to best support your child and your child’s school. This toolkit is designed to be a resource in which you can read from start to finish, or you can utilize the Table of Contents to read more about specific safety topics. A Spanish version of this toolkit is coming soon.

Social Media Parents Checklist

This Safer Schools Together document provides specific suggested practices to assist parents in establishing and maintaining healthy social media habits and practices with their children at home.

Family Guide: Children’s Mental Health Services

This Family Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services was created to help you navigate the Children’s Mental Health System under the Department of State Health Services in Texas. 

 

To learn more, read the Family Guide: Children’s Mental Health Services (PDF).

Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Substance Use Prevention

This guide offers information that can help you raise children who understand the risks of substance use. The guide includes an overview of substance use among children, youth, and young adults; descriptions of some substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make children, youth, and young adults try alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, and protective factors that help offset those risks; suggestions for how to talk to young people about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, tailored to their age group; and tips on what to do if you suspect your child is using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Teen Dating Violence Toolkit

From Texas School Safety Center -Recognizing and responding to teen dating violence requires an awareness of the prevalence of dating violence, indicators of abuse in relationships, and steps to take if someone is experiencing dating violence. Dating violence is often overlooked due to preconceived ideas about what abuse looks like in relationships or the false assumption that it is not prevalent in young people's relationships. Section 1 begins with an overview of dating violence for all audiences. Subsequent sections are directed to school staff, parents, and students, each with information relevant to the specific audience.