Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
and intervention efforts that address student alcohol, tobacco, and other drug
(ATOD) abuse are vital for keeping students safe, healthy, and in school. Tiered
strategies that address both prevention and intervention within a positive
school climate can help students build protective factors and resilience
strategies to decrease the prevalence and occurrence of student ATOD use and
related risk behaviors. Learn more...
who work with school-age children and youth are in the unique position of being
“on the front lines” of recognizing the warning signs of possible child
maltreatment and endangerment. Georgia law requires annual training for
educators to help protect our most vulnerable populations. Learn more...
Since the Jason Flatt Act became Georgia law in 2015, schools have been
required to provide annual suicide prevention training for staff. Effective
suicide policies and protocols that encompass tiered prevention, intervention,
and postvention should include training and resources for educators who are interacting with children and youth, including mental health awareness and supports. Learn more...
Gang affiliation is not something that students leave behind when they enter the school building. If a gang presence exists at school, it cannot be ignored. School administrators should address gang-related issues head-on or they will fester, harm school climate, and impede the learning environment. Learn more...
Many school districts are seeking tools to use in the development of bullying prevention strategies and activities. The purpose of the Bullying Prevention Toolkit is to provide information to aid efforts to prevent bullying. Learn more...
factors are characteristics or behaviors that can reduce the impact of risk
factors and help students achieve positive outcomes. Feeling connected to
others and having a trusted adult are two of the most significant protective
factors young people can experience. Learn more...
Addressing Health Barriers to Learning