Topics P-T

Resources by Topic - P, Q, R, S, T
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
  • Center on PBIS - Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the Technical Assistance Center on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support.

Response to Intervention
  • ASPP Comprehensive Message on School Safety
    • ASPP has put together a comprehensive statement in response to the recent school shooting in Parkland. This statement outlines the need for school psychologists as mental health service providers, for safe messages in the media, and for more effective gun legislation. Several resources for NASP are also provided. 
  • Adaptable School District Message on School Safety
    • ASPP has adapted the comprehensive message for school-based school psychologists to share with their school boards. Please tailor this message as needed for your district, and share it with your school district leadership to advocate for the comprehensive role of the school psychologist to improve mental health services in schools.
  • Reporting of School Tragedies
    • This guide is designed to provide members of the media recommendations on how to cover sensitive topics such as school tragedies. 
Social Justice
  • Recommendations for Reporting Suicide
    • Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths, which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help. This guide is designed to provide members of the media recommendations on how to cover sensitive topics like suicides. 
  • Suicide Prevention Toolkit - Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D.
    • Most of us in schools are not fully prepared to deal with suicide prevention, intervention and postvention crises. This manual is meant to be utilized as a best practice guideline for schools and school districts to create their own policies and procedures. Every school and school district is unique and will therefore present with distinct characteristics that will require an individualized approach. Every school district should have policies in place to be prepared to deal with potentially suicidal students, suicidal crises, and steps to take in the aftermath of a suicide and the complex trauma and grief that follow.

Threat Assessment
  • School-Based Threat Assessment Toolkit
    • This toolkit can support and guide your school or school district in formulating effective policies and procedures to enhance your school’s safety BEFORE a traumatic event or violent act occurs. Please note that much of the material presented here is based upon expert experience in addition to being backed by current research. This toolkit is not meant to be prescriptive, but to provide the research and offer potential strategies to be individualized by each district or school entity.