Federal Collaborative Resources
DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.
- Disaster Assistance,gov: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
The Federal Citizen Information Center (First.Gov) is intended to be a one-stop shop for U.S. citizens to access government information and resources. The campaign has extended to address teens and children with its new site, Kids.gov. They have a site offering youth resources for emergency preparedness and safety to help them prepare and cope with national and local disasters.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative is a Federal grant program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among youth in schools and the community. The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) collaboratively support the SS/HS Initiative, which aims to develop a listing of best practices that promote safe and healthy learning environments for America’s children and adolescents.
- Safe Schools/Healthy Student: http://www.sshs.samhsa.gov/default.aspx
U.S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative
In 2002, the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education collaboratively completed the Safe School Initiative, a study of school shootings and other school-based attacks in the United States from 1974-2000. The study analyzed a total of 37 incidents involving 41 student attackers and identified information and risk factors surrounding school shootings that can help prevent future school-based attacks.
- Safe School Initiative: http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac_ssi.shtml