MSSC Maine Safe Schools Initiative


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Our Maine Safe Schools Initiative prioritizes Supporting a Restorative Culture of Care and Safety in schools by providing training, guidance, and technical support for the whole school and the whole student. We approach school safety through the lens of prevention and response with the overarching goal of helping educational leaders create a safe environment for students and staff where everyone feels like they matter. This environment is created through intentional action that identifies and addresses potential problems before they arise. Prevention starts by building community, creating and practicing safety plans, and understanding how to recognize warning signs of possibly harmful behavior. These skills are addressed in the following MSSC programs:
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When challenges do arise, guidelines for safe, student- centered responses are also imbedded in both the CSTAG and Creating a Culture of Care in Schools Using Restorative Practices training. The information provided helps school staff to repair harm after an incident, while safely reintegrating students back into the community after any prolonged absence.


What we offer


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We offer a variety of training opportunities from our School Safety Specialist program and partner training events to our specialized training. 

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We offer guidance through office hours, one-on-one consultations, and site visits. 

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Technical Support

We offer technical support through resources from our partners. Each of our service areas has a dedicated webpage with a list of resources.