FEMA PrepTalks: Rethinking School Safety
Michele Gay’s PrepTalk, “Rethinking School Safety” relays her personal experience as the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012. She highlights some of the simple solutions that students and staff needed during the crisis at Sandy Hook, and presents Safe and Sound Schools’ Framework for Comprehensive School Safety Planning and Development: Emergency Management, Community Engagement, Physical Safety, Mental and Behavioral Health, Climate and Culture, and Health and Wellness.
Gay is a mother of three, former teacher, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, a nonprofit started by Sandy Hook parents to support school crisis prevention, response, and recovery.
- PrepTalks Discussion Guide: School Safety – Michele Gay and Kristina Anderson
- The Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools
- Safe and Sound Schools
- Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
- Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Ready.gov – Active Shooter Resources
Q & A Session
FEMA PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thoughts leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now and over the next 20 years. For more information and more talks, see https://www.fema.gov/preptalks