Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 15, 2021

Understanding the Role of School Psychologists in Supporting School Safety Before, During, and After an Emergency


On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar to highlight and discuss the role school psychologists can play in supporting emergency operations plan (EOP) development as well as overall school safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness before, during, and after an emergency.

Find objectives for the 60-minute Webinar below: 

- Present an overview of the foundational elements of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide)and discuss the importance of including school psychologists in supporting the before, during, and after aspects of an emergency.

- Discuss the roles school psychologists play in the development of school EOPs, including functional and threat- and hazard-specific annexes.

- Highlight specific roles school psychologists can serve in as they support school safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness, as well as actionable tasks they can perform to help implement preparedness efforts.