The Ohio Department of Education, Ohio School Safety Center and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services collaborated to develop Ohio’s Comprehensive School Safety Framework using Ohio’s Whole Child Framework as a guide for the collaborative approach.
The school safety framework outlines recommended strategies for schools and considers programs and initiatives that schools already have in place.
The Comprehensive School Safety Framework includes:
• Evidenced-based best practices to assist schools develop a comprehensive approach engaging staff, students and families
• Important role assignments for key personnel in developing a comprehensive school safety approach (principals, counselors, school security and law enforcement)
• A list of the short-term, intermediate and long-term results that the framework will deliver to more holistically support every child.