School Safety and Emergency Services

Websites that will enable you to identify evidence-based drug and violence prevention programs/activities.

  • US Department of Education Exemplary Programs:

  • US Department of Education Promising Programs:

  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence-Blueprints for Violence Prevention has identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness. An additional 21 programs are identified as promising. Further information can be found at:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC's Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action (September 2000) looks at the effectiveness of violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. This publication can be found at:

  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning-Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs (March 2003), identifies 80 multiyear, sequenced Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs designed for use in general education classrooms. The guide is available at:

  • Drug Strategies, Inc.- Making the Grade: A Guide to School Violence Prevention Programs (rev. ed., 1999), is a comprehensive guide that identifies key elements of drug prevention programs. The findings of 14 programs are compared. The guide can be ordered online at:

  • Hamilton Fish Institute-The 1999 Annual Report on School Safety, a joint report of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice, was researched and developed by the Hamilton Fish Institute. Chapter 3 presents summary information on school violence and related programs.

  • Institute of Medicine-Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders - Frontiers for Preventive Intervention Research (1994), integrates research on the prevention of mental illness with recommendations for improving prevention research. It is available through the Institute of Medicine National Academy Press:

  • National Institute of Drug Abuse-Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-based Guide offers updated principles, questions and answers, program information, and references and resources regarding the consequences, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse. It is available at:

Denise Haberkam
Office of School Safety
9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219
Baltimore, MD 21220
Office Phone: 410-887-6439
Fax: 410-780-9480
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To report any incident relating to safety in our schools use
Safe Schools Tip Hotline 1-877-636-6332
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Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009
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